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When to expect a barcode on the T1 Condensed


Preparers occasionally ask us when they should expect to see a barcode at the bottom of page 1 of the T1 Condensed

Barcode on the bottom of T1 Condensed

The rule

In general, you can expect the following:

  • The barcode shows on the T1 Condensed when a return is eligible to EFILE.
  • The barcode does not show on the T1 Condensed when a return is not eligible to EFILE.

The exception

Questions about this often arise because there is one circumstance where you can paper file a return and see a barcode on the T1 Condensed.

If you elect to paper file a return that normally eligible to EFILE, by answering Yes to question 12 on the taxpayer's EFILE worksheet (EFILEWS) (using up one of your 10 freebies), a barcode will still show on the T1 Condensed. 

EFILE worksheet electing to paper file

What about printing?

Finally, when it comes to barcodes, what you see on the screen is what will print. If you see a barcode on the T1 Condensed when viewing it in TaxCycle, that is exactly what will print to paper.


 

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