Current WinTax version: 2023.7.2
– Fix provincial tax calculation for Quebec July tax table
Version 2023.7.1
– Implemented CRA T4127-JUL Payroll Deductions Formulas – 118th Edition – Effective July 1, 2023. Only MB and QC tax tables are affected.
– Enhanced the Yearly Remittance report to include company and employee amounts for CPP/QPP/QPIP and EI
– The pay ending date will now display correctly on the pay cheque
– Do not include blank pay periods when processing ROE XML file
– Fix assigning new contractor to correct pay group
– Fix display of contractor fields when switching companies
– Adjust the contractor pay statement to not show the pay start date
– A custom heading can now be printed on the contractor statement
– A memo message can now be printed on the pay cheque
– WinTax will now consider any pay that exceeds the employee’s pay frequency as an  additional pay.  This was done to more accurately calculate the CPP/QPP to avoid a PIER report.
– The calculation results and pay statement will now show a CPP exempt message when the employee is under 18 or over 70 when a birthday has been entered for the employee

– New option to only display T4/RL1 fields on manual adjustment screen.
– Redesigned the Cheque Design/Pay Statement screen to be more functional and with the ability to restore to   the system or last design settings

– Fixed error when creating ROE when no pay records are found one year before the employee’s termination date

– Added business number verification check on the company setup screen.

Version 2023.1.14-15
– Fixed error when processing ROE XML file when using the 52-Weekly pay frequency
Version 2023.1.13
– Fix ‘no current record’ error when creating a new pay for a new employee or on a zero amount pay
– Corrected default pay ending date when emailing pay statements
– You can now enter ‘Other Box’ information on the T4A
– Zero tax amounts on a T4A will not show on the contractor pay statement
– Added ability to place hourly pay codes on custom Payroll Summary reports
Version 2023.1.11

– Added a new pay-code ‘Holiday Pay by % Reg. Pay’ under the ‘Holiday Pay’ Earning category. This code allows you to calculate an amount based on a percentage of regular pay. For example paying 3.6% holiday pay for contractors in Alberta.
– Contractor pay statements will now NOT show zero tax amounts.
– Fix Contractor cheques printing where the net pay would show a zero amount.

Version 2023.1.10
– When using French number setting the cheque amount was sometimes incorrect  where the net pay did not match what was printed on the cheque.
– Fix bug where the employee count was under-counted on the Deposit/Remittance Report.

Version 2023.1.8
– Release of Quebec RL1 paper and XML
– Fix T4A/T5018 paper and XML submission where total was not correct.
– Fix error in cheque printing
Version 2023.1.3
– January 2023 Tax Table Update
– The BPA (Basic Personal Amount) has been updated for Federal, Nova Scotia, and Yukon Territory claim codes.
– All other provincial claim codes have also been updated
– T4/T4A/T5018/Summary forms and XML have now been released
– Fix minor popup error on new pay for new employee when the gross pay is zero.
Future releases :
     – Nothing scheduled.
Version 2022.11.1

– An ROE Web feature has been implemented that allows the easy creation of the necessary XML file to submit to Service Canada’s ROE Web online portal.

– A new report has been added that will print the CRA remittance report for the entire year.
This report is useful to reconcile at year-end or at any time of the year payments that should have been remitted.
This number is the same value as ‘Box 80-Deductions reported’ on the T4 summary.

– A company search screen has been added to the ‘Company’ screen. This helps find a specific company if you have many companies entered.

– The ‘Vacation Pay [by $ amt]’ entry can now be automatically zeroed out on the next pay.
This feature can be accessed on the ‘Setup Earning and Deductions’ screen. Select ‘Earnings’ and ‘System Codes’ from the ‘Type’ drop-down and click the ‘Zero On New Pay’ button to toggle this feature on or off.

– A Seniority Date field has been added to the Employee screen.
This field can be used to enter the original hire date for the employee when an employee has been re-hired after being terminated.


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.
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WinTax Version 2023.7.2 

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