The first form you see when you create or carry forward a new T2 file is the Corporate Information or Info worksheet.
Enter the corporation's contact and filing information on this form. If you carried forward the return, much of the information already comes from the prior year (it will appear in purple text), but you'll still want to review it to make sure you've answered all applicable questions.
At the top of the form, set the tax year:
If you enter year start and end dates in a T2 and the year end falls after the CRA certification period, you will see a message on the on the Tax year end date field on the Info worksheet:
A similar message will appear if you try to create a new file and enter the dates on the Start screen:
These messages appear when the corporate year falls outside of the dates for which TaxCycle T2 is certified to file returns with the CRA (and other provincial government authorities).
It is most common to see these messages when there is a gap between the certification period and an updated version of TaxCycle T2 software. If you see these message, you can continue creating the return and entering data. TaxCycle will use pro-forma calculations and rates.
It does not generally mean your license has expired. During your license period, you get free updates to TaxCycle T2. This includes updates that extend the T2 certification. You can check to see when your license expires by going to the File menu and then clicking on Help. The date appears in the list of installed products.
Usually, the certification is extended twice a year, around the October/November, and again in the May/June time frame. Keep an eye out for a TaxCycle T2 software update that extends the certification and be sure to install it when it comes out. Then, you'll have the latest forms and calculations and you can file the return.
TaxCycle uses the jurisdiction information to show and hide forms and sections on forms based on what jurisdictions apply.
For example, sections on the Info worksheet that apply to Alberta only appear if you check Alberta as a jurisdiction. At the same time, the section for Ontario disappears. (This also applies to forms like Schedule 5.) Similarly, the AT1-related forms also only be available to you if Alberta is the jurisdiction. And CO-17 forms if the corporation is based in Québec.
For non-resident corporations: