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

AvanTax Filing Services is a product of ELM Computer Systems (developers of the AvanTax eForms desktop application) that provides safe, secure and reliable online processing of Canadian tax slips, including slip distribution and XML data conversion and filing services, for organizations 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 tax slip filing service available.


Our mission is to provide you with the best Canadian information slip processing service available, 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 and contribute to its success, our team of experts will work closely with them to ensure your Canadian tax & information slip returns are filed correctly and quickly.


Once you've sent us your order form and signed our terms we'll
Create your account on our Secure Client Portal
Import your data into our processing system
Populate forms with your data & validate XML
Provide reports for your review & approval
Prepare and submit your XML return to CRA & RQ
Prepare, print & mail (or email) your recipient slips
Provide final reports for your records
Delete your Portal data on confirmation of receipt


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 submit your XML files to CRA and RQ; and we provide all reports for your records.

We also process third-party returns and create individual, custom named slips suitable for download over a corporate portal.


We prepare all of the tax slips and returns listed here; and we'll also take special requests!
♦ Canada Revenue Agency: AGR-1, NR4, RRSP, T1204, T215, T3, T4, T4A, T4ANR, T4ARCA, T4E, T4PS, T4RIF, T4RSP, T5, T5007, T5008, T5013, T5018, T2200, T2200S, 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


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.


AvanTax Filing Services now includes the AGR-1 Statement of Farm-Support Payments form.

AvanTax Filing Services also includes the T2200S form which CRA added for 2020 as a shorter counterpart of the T2200.

CRA has removed Other Information codes 57, 58, 59 & 60 from the T4; these were used in 2020 to confirm employee Canadian Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB) eligibility.

Our Most Requested Services

We convert tax slip data into CRA & RQ XML files and efile on your behalf. We also print & mail recipient slips or distribute slips as secure PDF to the recipient's email.

Prepare & Submit XML Files to CRA or Revenu Québec
Prepare Canadian Tax Slips for Firms in USA
Prepare Additional, Amended, Cancelled & Customized Slips
Prepare & Email Password Protected Recipient PDFs
Print, Fold & Mail Recipient Slips

Our Most Requested Slips

We distribute hundreds of thousands of information slips annually. T4A slips are our most 'popular' forms, but we also process substantial numbers of other slip types.

T4A Returns
T2200 & T2200S Returns
T2202 Returns
Relevé 1 Returns
NR4, T3, T5, Relevé 2, Relevé 3, Relevé 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 work with you to ensure that your data is treated with the utmost care and processed exactly as you wish.

Our people are ...

Our Services

Whether you're big, small, 100% Canadian, or an American or multi-national with Canadian operations, our expertise will save you time and money. We have decades of experience in Canadian tax slip processing and will efficiently create, validate and electronically submit your XML return to CRA or RQ and prepare and distribute all of your recipient slips.

Basic Package

Upload your data through our online service 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

Delegate more of your work to us and save even more of your time; add any combination of our Optional Services:

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 just limited to processing mere tax forms either, we also offer a wide variety of Custom 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

All tax slip & XML output prepared and distributed by AvanTax Filing Services is approved by Canada Revenue Agency and Revenu Québec


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 impress our clients and exceed their expectations. Here's what a few of our clients have said about our service.


Cost and level breaks for AvanTax Filing Services' Standard Package and Optional Services are shown below. Contact us to discuss forms and XML services not shown below.



1,000 slips or less
$1.00 / slip
Min. $450.00
1,001 to 5,000 slips
$1,000.00 for first 1,000 slips
$0.50 each additional slip
5,001 slips or more
$3,000.00 for first 5,000 slips
$0.33 each additional slip
Included Services
  ► Secure data transfer
  ► Data conversion to XML format
  ► Pre-submission client review
  ► Submit XML files to CRA & RQ
  ► Provide slip & summary PDF files
  ► Forms & XML approved by CRA & RQ
  ► Our friendly and knowledgable team
Additions, Amendments & Cancellations
$250.00 / incident
Optional Services as listed below
  ► We cannot guarantee that data received within two weeks of its CRA / RQ filing deadline will have its XML submitted or its recipient slips distributed on time.
  ► 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.


Print Recipient Slips
$150.00 / 1,000 slips
Min. $300.00
Fold & Envelope Printed Slips
$150.00 / 1,000 slips
Min. $200.00
Print Return Address
$75.00 / 1,000 slips
Min. $100.00
Use AFS as Return Addressee
(if client has no Canadian address)
Min. $150.00
Candian Postage
(2022 rates)
$0.92 / slip
$1.30 USA
$2.66 INT
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
(recipient permission required)
$100.00 / 1,000 slips
Min. $300.00
Repair import file format errors
$150.00 / hour
Min. $300.00
Custom Printing Services
  ► Certification signatures
  ► Corporate logos
  ► Customized forms
  ► Watermarks
Quotations available on request


Approximate costs for single return

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

All prices in Canadian funds (tax & postage 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
AGR-1 / NR4 / RRSP / TFSA / T1204 / T215 / T3 / T4 / T4A
T5 / T5007 / T5008 / T5013 / T5018
T2200 / T2200S / T2202
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 31 / TP64.3

Start Using AvanTax Filing Services

AvanTax Filing Services converts Canadian tax information slip data in CSV, XLS/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.


Getting Started

It's as easy as completing our Order Form. We'll start working for you right away! Note that we must receive your data no less than two weeks before its filing deadline to have enough time to submit reports for your review, process your data and meet the filing deadline.


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.


System Security

We respect the privacy of your data 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 encrypted 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 let us know, 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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