AvanTax Filing Services

We've been working with Canadian tax information slips for decades. We annually prepare hundreds of XML submissions and distribute many thousands of slips for clients of every size and description. We like what we do and we're very good at it!

about us

Provided by ELM Computer Systems (also developers of the AvanTax eForms desktop application) AvanTax Filing Services provides safe, secure and reliable online Canadian tax slip processing; including slip preparation & distribution, XML submissions and filing services for any organization of any size.

From multi-national firms with tens of thousands of recipients to shops with two or three, if you operate in Canada we offer the best Canadian tax slip filing services available.

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Our mission is to provide you with the best tax information slip processing services available, whether on paper or electronic; you'll never be 'just another invoice' with AvanTax.

We know that the heart and soul of your business are the people who show up each day to contribute to its success, and our team of experts will work closely with them to ensure your Canadian tax information slip returns are filed correctly and quickly.

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Here's how AvanTax Filing Services works:

  ► Clients order our services through the online order system
  ► Clients upload data through our Secure Client Portal
  ► We import client data & validate to CRA & RQ XML schemas
  ► We provide preview reports for client approval
  ► We prepare and submit client XML return(s) to CRA & RQ
  ► We prepare a PDF of recipient slips for client distribution
  ► We provide final reports for the client's records
  ► We delete client private data on job completion

Contact us to learn more about AvanTax Filing Services and to request access to our Secure Client Portal.


Our online slip processing & XML submission service is simple, secure and safe. Once you've uploaded your data to our SSL encrypted client portal, you're done! We prepare, print & mail or email your recipient slips; we'll submit your XML files to CRA or RQ; and we provide all reports for your records.

We also process third-party returns and create individual, custom named slips suitable for use on corporate portals.

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We process the CRA & RQ slips below; call us for custom forms:

Canada Revenue Agency: AGR-1, FHSA, NR4, PART 18/19, RRSP, T3, T4, T4A, T4ANR, T4ARCA, T4E, T4PS, T4RIF, T4RSP, T5, T215, T550, T1204, T5007, T5008, T5013, T5018, T2200, T2202 & TFSA

Revenu Québec: Relevé 1, Relevé 2, Relevé 3, Relevé 5, Relevé 8, Relevé 11, Relevé 15, Relevé 16, Relevé 18, Relevé 22, Relevé 24, Relevé 25, Relevé 27, Relevé 30, Relevé 31 & TP-64.3

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How does AvanTax Filing Services compare to processing tax slips in-house? Our volume lets us reduce processing, printing and postage costs for our clients; and our decades of experience in Canadian tax processing let us do the job right.

Our clients save money and reduce stress when they subcontract their data processing to us. Give yourself a break and let us do the same for you.

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We've added support for the following forms & data fields added by CRA in 2023:

FHSA - First Home Savings Account
T4 - Boxes 16A & 17A - Canada Pension Plan Enhancement
(T4 slips & XML returns for 2024 tax year and following)
T4 - Box 45 - Employer Offered Dental Benefits
T4A - Box 15 - Payer Offered Dental Benefits

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Our Most Requested Services

We'll convert your tax slip data into a CRA or RQ format XML file & efile it on your behalf. We can also prepare individual recipient slips for corporate portals; print, fold & mail paper slips or securely email slips as password protected PDFs.

Prepare & Submit XML Files to CRA & RQ
Prepare Canadian Tax Slips for US Firms & Multinationals
Prepare Additional, Amended, Cancelled & Custom Slips
Prepare & Email Password Protected Recipient PDFs
Print, Fold & Mail Recipient Slips

Our Most Requested Slips & Forms

We prepare & distribute hundreds of thousands of Canadian tax information slips annually. The T4A & T2200 slips are by far our most 'popular' CRA form, and we prepare many other CRA & RQ forms as well.

T4A Returns
T2200 Slips
T2202 Returns
Relevé 1 Returns
NR4, T3, T5, RL 2, RL 3, RL 24 Returns ... AND MORE!

Meet The Team

We're more than just words on a website, we're people. We're people who will listen to you (because you're people too) and who will work with you to ensure that your data is treated with the utmost care and processed exactly as you wish.

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Our Services

Whether you're large or small, 100% Canadian or a USA or multi-national organization with a Canadian presence, we can save you time and money by efficiently preparing recipent slips and submitting XML files to CRA or RQ.

Basic Package

Upload your data to our Secure Portal and we'll give you back a completed return; our Basic Package includes:

Import from CSV, Excel & XML
XML data conversion
CRA & RQ XML file validation
Client & internal reviews
Submit XML to CRA & RQ
PDF of all recipient slips
File copies of all reports

Optional Services

Offload even more of your work and save even more of your time by adding any of our Optional Services, including:

Print recipient slips
Return ship printed slips
Issue printed recipient slips
Include custom cover letter
Individual recipient PDF slips
Email secure PDF slips
Include custom attachment

Custom Services

We're not limited to processing only tax forms, we also offer a wide range of Custom Data Services, including:

Unclaimed property filing
Previous years' submissions
Multi-page forms printing
Create XML from any source
Customized forms
Customized data printing
Customized XML formatting


Over the years, we've prepared countless returns for a wide variety of business types. Below are just a few examples of the work we've done in the way of tax slip preparation and XML data processing for our clients. What can we do for you?

Stock Plan Administration

♦ 17,000 Recipient Slips
♦ 26 Returns: T4RSP, T5, T5008 & Relevé 18
♦ Convert data to XML & eFile
♦ Sort, print & mail recipient slips
♦ PDF copies of bad-address recipient slips
♦ Final reports & XML submission confirmations

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Media Event Management

♦ 300 Recipient Slips
♦ 4 Returns: T4, T4A & Relevé 1
♦ Generate Relevé 1 returns from T4A data
♦ Convert data to XML & eFile
♦ Final reports & XML submission confirmations
♦ Amended & Cancelled returns

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Employee Benefits Admin.

♦ 40,000 Recipient Slips
♦ 25 Returns: T4A
♦ Data correction
♦ Convert data to XML & eFile
♦ Sort, print & mail recipient slips
♦ Final reports & XML submission confirmations

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Unclaimed Property Reports

♦ 130 Properties, 700 Owners
♦ Develop custom Text-to-XML converter
♦ Convert raw data to XML & eFile
♦ Final reports & XML submission confirmations

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Direct Sales

♦ 380 Recipient Slips
♦ 1 Return: T4A
♦ Convert data to XML & eFile
♦ Create encrypted PDF slips
♦ Email PDF slips to recipients
♦ Final reports & XML submission confirmations

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Customer Experience Svc.

♦ 5,200 Recipient Slips
♦ 2 Returns: T4 & Relevé 1
♦ Third-party amended return
♦ Data rebuilding & filtering
♦ Maintain existing RL-1 sequence numbering
♦ Print & mail subset of recipient slips
♦ Submit XML files containing data subset
♦ Final reports & XML submission confirmations

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What Our Clients Say

We like our clients a lot! We enjoy working with them and we do all that we can to ensure that they enjoy working with us. Our goal is to meet every challenge as a new opportunity to be impressive and exceed expectations. Here's what some of our clients have had to say about us.


Our Standard Package and Optional Services rates to process one return (a summary & its associated slips) are shown below. Contact us to discuss custom forms and services.

(rates last updated November 9, 2023)



Included Services
  ► Private account on our client portal
  ► Secure data transfer via HTTPS
  ► Data conversion to XML format
  ► Pre-submission client review
  ► Submit XML files to CRA & RQ
  ► Provide slip & summary PDF files
  ► Provide data pack of all client data
  ► Forms & XML approved by CRA & RQ
  ► Full data purge upon service completion
  ► Our friendly and knowledgable team
1 to 1,000 slips *
$1.20 / slip
Min. $750.00
1,001 to 5,000 slips *
$1,200.00 for first 1,000 slips
$0.60 each additional slip
5,001 slips or more *
$3,600.00 for first 5,000 slips
$0.40 each additional slip
* Single return; add $100.00 for each additional return
Repair import file format errors
$200.00 / hour
Min. $350.00
Additions, Amendments & Cancellations
Min. $300.00 / incident before purge
Min. $500.00 / incident after purge
Optional Services as listed below
  ► Data received within two weeks of its CRA/RQ filing deadline cannot be guaranteed to have its XML submission & recipient slip distribution completed by the deadline.
  ► Data received within two weeks of its CRA/RQ filing deadline will be subject to an additional $25.00 service fee per day; to a maximum of $350.00.
  ► Complex forms such as FHSA & Part XVIII/XIX may be subject to additional fees.


Print Recipient Slips
$180.00 / 1,000 slips
Min. $325.00
Fold & Envelope Printed Slips
$150.00 / 1,000 slips
Min. $200.00
Print Return Address
$85.00 / 1,000 slips
Min. $110.00
Use AFS as Return Addressee
(if client has no Canadian address)
Min. $150.00
Current Canadian postal rates
Deliver to Postal Gateway
Min. $130.00
Return Ship Slips to Client
$25.00 / 500 slips
Min. $50.00
Individual Recipient Slip PDFs
$100.00 / 1,000 slips
Min. $150.00
Email Recipient Slip PDFs *
(explicit recipient consent required)
$100.00 / 1,000 slips
Min. $300.00
* Common email; add $50.00 for each customized email
Custom Printing Services
  • ► Certification signatures
  • ► Customized forms
  • ► Corporate logos
  • ► Watermarks
Quotations available on request


Standard Package Services
  • ► Private Secure Client Portal account
  • ► XML data conversion
  • ► Client data review
  • ► Internet data file transfer (XML)
  • ► PDFs of slips & XML confirmation
Slips in Return
Est. Cost
Email Services
  • All Standard Package Services, plus:
  • ► Password protected recipent slips
  • ► Optional second attachment
  • ► Client specified return email
  • ► Email secure recipient slips
Slips in Return
Est. Cost
Print & Mail Services
  • All Standard Package Services, plus:
  • ► Print, fold & insert slips
  • ► Return address on envelopes
  • ► Postage (current rates)
  • ► Delivery to postal gateway
Slips in Return
Est. Cost

All prices are in Canadian funds (taxes not incl.) and may change without notice


Contact us for CRA & RQ forms not listed here
or if you have custom XML data you'd like us to process

Canada Revenue Agency Information Slips
AGR-1 - Statement of Farm-Support Payments
FHSA - First Home Savings Account
NR4 - Statement of Amounts Paid or Credited to Non-Residents of Canada
Part XVIII - International Exchange of Information on Financial Returns
Part XIX - Informational Exchange of Information on Financial Accounts
RRSP - RRSP Contribution Receipt Return
T3 - Trust Information Return
T4 - Statement of Remuneration Paid
T4A - Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity and Other Income
T4A-NR - Statement of Fees, Commissions or Other Amounts Paid to Non-Residents for Services Rendered in Canada
T4A-RCA - Statement of Distributions from a Retirement Compensation Arrangement (RCA)
T4E - Statement of Employment Insurance and Other Benefits
T4PS - Statement of Employee Profit-Sharing Plan Allocations and Payments
T4RIF - Statement of Income from a Registered Retirement Income Fund
T4RSP - Statement of RRSP Income
T5 - Statement of Investment Income
T215 - Past Service Pension Adjustment (PSPA) Exempt from Certification
T550 - Application for Registration of RSPs, ESPs or RIFS under Section 146, 146.1 and 146.3 of the Income Tax Act
T1204 - Government Service Contract Payments
T2200 - Declaration of Conditions of Employment
T2202 - Tuition and Enrolment Certificate (replaces the T11B & T2202A forms)
T5007 - Statement of Benefits
T5008 - Statement of Securities Transactions
Consolidated T5008/RL-18 form – Multiple Securities Transactions
T5013 - Statement of Partnership Income / Partnership Information Return
T5018 - Statement of Contract Payments
TFSA - Individual Record / Annual Information Return
Revenu Québec Information Information Slips
Relevé 1 - Employment and Other Income
Relevé 2 - Retirement and Annuity Income
Relevé 3 - Investment Income
Relevé 5 - Benefits and Indemnities
Relevé 8 - Amount for Post-Secondary Studies
Relevé 11 - Flow-Through Shares
Relevé 15 - Partnership Information Return
Relevé 16 - Trust Income
Relevé 18 - Securities Transactions
Consolidated RL-18/T5008 form – Multiple Securities Transactions
Relevé 22 - Employment Income Related to Multi-Employer Insurance Plans
Relevé 24 - Childcare Expenses
Relevé 25 - Income From a Profit-Sharing Plan
Relevé 27 - Government Payments
Relevé 31 - Information About a Leased Dwelling
TP-64.3 - General Employment Conditions

Start Using AvanTax Filing Services

AvanTax Filing Services converts Canadian tax information slip data in CSV, XLSX or XML files into Canada Revenue Agency & Revenu Québec XML formats. We can process data for any number of recipients, for any number of payers, for any conceivable situation.

1 - Order

Getting Started

It's as easy as asking us to create an account for you on our Secure Client Portal. We'll send you an email with all the information you'll need to order our services and upload your data import file when you have it ready (but please, no later than two weeks before its deadline).

2 - Upload

Data Templates

Populate our Import Templates with your data and upload it to our Secure Client Portal. Import Format details each field of every form to ensure that your data is compatible with our system. Contact Us for custom XML or forms not already available in our system.

3 - Relax

System Security

We respect your data privacy and we place a very high priority on data security. Data can only be uploaded to us through our Secure Client Portal and, on import into our system, is protected from start to finish. Refer to our Terms & Conditions for details of our privacy policies.

Connect With Us

Give us a call, send us an email, join us on social media or start up a live chat; however you get in touch with us, we'd like to hear how we can help you!

AvanTax Filing Services

is owned and operated by

ELM Computer Systems Inc.
200 One Valleywood Drive
Markham   ON   L3R 5L9
800 268 3211

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