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