Current WinTax version: 2022.7.3

Future releases :
     – ROE xml file for uploading to Web ROE

Version 2022.7.3

    – Fix the ‘Not a valid WinTax database’ error message when starting WinTax.
       To correct the error, please update to WinTax version 2022.7.3.

Version 2022.7.2

    – July 2022 tax tables
       Update is required to process all pays on or after July 1, 2022.
       Only New Brunswick tax tables have been updated for July 2022.
       Federal and all other provincial tax tables remain unchanged.

    – New Contractor module has been added to WinTax
      Contractors that require a T4A or a T5018 are supported. 
      T4A and T5018 forms can be saved as PDF files or created as XML files for upload to  CRA.

 Version 2022.1.7

       – Important update for Quebec clients using French number format
          Possible errors in the CRA remittance report.
          Update will fix the errors in setting up Employer EI,FSS,CNESST rates in the ‘Company Set-up’ screen
          New employer rates must be added to EI,FSS,CNESST for Jan 1 2022. EI rate remains as 1.4%

Version 2022.1.6

       – New CEWS/ CHRP periods
         Period 23: Nov 21 to Dec 18
         Period 24: Dec 19 to Jan 15

         Period 25: Jan 16 to Feb 12
         Period 26: Feb 13 to Mar 12
         Period 27: Mar 13 to Apr 09
         Period 28: Apr 10 to May 07 

Version 2022.1.5

       – 2021 T4/T4XML, RL1/RL1XML reports
         (Direct printing to a printer for 2021 RL1 is not available)
         (A PDF file will be generated instead to allow printing to a printer)

Version 2022.1.2        
       – 2022 tax tables
       – The CEWS/CRHP report supports periods 1 to 22

  • The BPA (Basic Personal Amount) has been updated for Federal, Nova Scotia, and Yukon Territory claim codes.
  • Employer Rate table with effective date has been implemented for EI, FSS and CNESST. This feature allows you to enter a rate that becomes effective upon a date that you enter. The rates are located on the company screen.
  • The main screen can now be resized.
  • Can now print all pay statements for one employee for any given year.
  • Quebec: Company Contribution Related to Labour Standards Report has been added. This year-end report can be found on the RL-1 Slips/Summary/XML section on the reports screen.

Version 2021.7.12 
 – CEWS reports for Periods 17 to 21
 – Added options CC and BCC for emailing ‘Pay Statement’ reports
Added automatic saving of ‘Direct Deposit Summary’ report for each direct deposit EFT file generated

Version 2021.7.2  (June 15, 2021)
 – Implemented 2021 January/July tax tables
    No changes for all provinces except for New Brunswick

 – Implemented 2021 January/July tax tables
    No changes for all provinces except for New Brunswick
 – Option to combine Fed+Prov tax on the pay statement has been corrected.
Added additional Pay Summary report (‘Summary w/hrs’) that will include
   regular hours and regular rate.

Version 2021.1.8  (April 15, 2021)

 – CEWS periods 14 through 16 have been added to the CEWS report

 Period 14: March 14 to April 10, 2021
 Period 15: April 11 to May 8, 2021
 Period 16: May 9 to June 5, 2021
 Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

Version 2021.1.7  (Feb 10, 2021)

 – Fix errors in PD27 report for 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy (TWS)

Version 2021.1.6  (Feb 8, 2021)

 – PD27 report for 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy (TWS)
    10% Temporary Wage Subsidy


Version 2021.1.5  (Jan 20, 2021)

 – Correction to T4 Covid-19 Boxes 57-60 will now use the cheque date instead of the pay end date.
 – CEWS periods 11 through 13 have been added to the CEWS report


Version 2021.1.4  (Jan 12, 2021)

 – 2020 RL1/RL1 Summary report/RL1 XML
 – 2020 T4 now allows manual input of Covid codes (57-60) amounts


Version 2021.1.3

 – Fix error message when printing Pay Statements


Version 2021.1.2

 – Implemented 2020 T4 slip/T4 Summary/T4 XML
 – Reporting Covid-19 employment income and retroactive payments in the       following periods: See CRA COVID-19 Information

  • Code 57: Employment income – March 15 to May 9
  • Code 58: Employment income – May 10 to July 4
  • Code 59: Employment income – July 5 to August 29
  • Code 60: Employment income – August 30 to September 26

Version 2021.1.1

– Implemented 2021 tax tables
– CEWS report.CEWS period 10 (November 22 – December 19) has been added to the CEWS report.
– The new BPA (Basic Personal Amount) has been implemented for Federal, Nova Scotia, and Yukon Territory claim codes.


Version 2020.7.5
  Fix some system problems

Version 2020.7.4
  Updated CEWS program to include Claim Periods 1-9

Version 2020.7.3
  Various minor fixes

Version 2020.7.2
  Added encryption option (Company Setup screen) for emailing ‘Pay Statement’ PDF files

Version 2020.7.1
   Implemented CRA July 1, 2020 tax tables

Version 2020.4.8-10
   Covid-19 (CEWS) report features added:
   – option to exclude ‘Pay ending dates’ from the report
   – option to generate a text file for pasting into CRA spreadsheets
   – Show CEWS EI,C/QPP,QPIP employer portion refund (by Claim period).

Version 2020.4.7
   Covid-19 (CEWS) report features added:
   – New way of generating CEWS Report using ‘Pay Ending dates’
   – Select employees to exclude from report (Employee screen)
   – Add Employee ‘Arm’s Length’  status (Employee screen)
   – Add total eligible employees Count, total eligible remuneration
   – Add ‘Monthly’ pay frequency (treated evenly as 4 weekly)
   – Add ‘Semi Monthly’ pay frequency (treated evenly as 2 bi-weekly)
   – Add New Employer EI,C/QPP.QPIP rebate report (for furloughed employees) Covid.
25: Jan 16, Feb  

Current WinTax version: 2022.7.3

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