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QUESTION: Why my input of the field is not included in the calculation?

ANSWER: It is a known bug in eTaxCanada™ 2006 version 2006.3 or lower.

BACKGROUND: Currently, the software does not accept the input string, for example, "1,000" as number "1000". So if "1,000" is entered into a field, the error message "Fail to update" will popup. Although "1,000" is displayed in the field, the software does not recognize your input and your return is not updated. Hence, the new amount of this field is not included in the calculation.

DEFINITION OF THE BUG: After you enter a wrong format of number, you cannot change the actual amount in this field - even a correct formatted number (e.g. "600") is entered in the same field - until the software is close and re-open. Similarly, fields require certain format may have the same problem.


  1. Save your return, then close (exit) the program.
  2. Launch (run) eTaxCanada again.
  3. Go back to the target field to enter with correct format. (Please do not input "," in any numerical value).

We have fixed this bug in the 2006.4.0.5972 version. If you are using version 2006.3 or lower, please update your eTaxCanada™ 2006. For further assistance, please contact us at

Creating a New Return:

A new return can be created with just one click of the file menu! From here you will see a blank workspace. Inside this workspace, double click the appropriate item in the To-Do list to start your guided tour through your first error-free tax return. This is by no means the only option for preparing your taxes with eTaxCanada. As well having access to the error-free process just mentioned, you can also go directly to your T1 form and enter your personal information there. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can start by entering your T slips and other information.

Your results will be calculated in real-time; because of this, the return can be validated in real-time. Any errors or warnings will appear in the To-Do List, meaning you will always know how close your return is to being "Ready to NETFILE".

The Workspace is a powerful tool that makes it easy for you to find out which forms are supported, and which forms you have used for the return. You can check or edit specific forms or slips with just one click.

The To-Do List is another powerful tool that allows you to easily clear any errors or warnings applicable to your return, according to CRA’s specifications. It also helps you to avoid the lengthy process of navigating through wizards, "reviewing" or "validating". This is an excellent time saver.
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Editing a Created Return:

In order to add your T slips, just click the appropriate link on the workspace. Once you have used the slip(s) and/or form(s), the link will become highlighted.

If the slip/form you are filing supports multiple instances you will need to add a new slip/form by clicking the "Add new" button in the navigation tool bar with a "plus" (+) icon. The bar on the left tells you which slip you are working on if you have more than one. Click here for detailed screen shots.

If you need to delete a slip, use the "Remove slip" button in the navigation tool bar with a "cross" (x) icon.

Field Types & Navigating Through Related Forms:

The fields on eTaxCanada forms will belong to one of these three following types:

  • Input Field:Shown in a Black font, this field may appear as an input box or a dropdown list. It is the only field into which you may enter a value.
  • Linked Field: Shown in a Green font, this field is based on a value from another corresponding form. You cannot override it.
  • Calculated Field: Shown in a Blue font, this field is calculated based on the fields present on the current form. You cannot override it.
Among the various tax forms you will find that many of the fields are related, and hence many fields are represented in a Green font. For an example please take a look at the screen shot linked below. In Line 1 you can enter your applicable information, and Line 2 will show the corresponding value from the T2202A slip. If you place your mouse over Line 2 a hand shape will appear, and you will be able to click the mouse in order to jump to the T2202A slip page. From here you may enter or edit the information on your T2202A slip. From the T2202A slip page a simple right click of the mouse will return you to the previous page, which in this case is Schedule 11.
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Filing Your Return:

Once you have finished entering your information on the return, and have cleared the To-Do items from the To-Do list, your error-free return is ready to be filed with the CRA. Some Tips may appear in the To-Do list; however, these are only friendly reminders, and can be ignored.

Before you can use Netfile you have to have a CRA provided four-digit access code. If you didn’t get the access code in the mail, then you can visit to find out how you can obtain it. Then you need to generate the ".TAX" file. (Please check “How to generate my ".TAX" file” for more information) After the ".TAX" file is generated, you have to open your browser and go to Please follow the online instructions to submit your .TAX file.

Once you have completed your error-free return and are ready to file, go to Menu > Tools > NETFILE or click the “NETFILE” button on the tool bar to start the eTaxCanada NETFILE wizard. The wizard will guide you through the process of generating the ".TAX" file. Once the process is completed, a file with a .TAX extension will be created, and you can choose where to save it. Please avoid using the same name as your ".T06" file.

Please read the NETFILE wizard pages carefully to confirm that you are eligible to use NETFILE. For more information on the CRA’s restriction in the use of NETFILE please visit Please remember where you stored your ".TAX" file because you will need to locate the file to upload it when you file your return on the CRA's website.

Important Notes:
Do NOT use the
".T06" file for NETFILE! If you change your return after generating the ".TAX" file, then you have to run the wizard to generate the ".TAX" file again; the software will NOT automatically update your ".TAX" file. When you give a file name to the generated ".TAX" file using the Wizard, please avoid using the same name as your ".T06" file.



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