Sometimes clients ask you to provide a copy of their tax return as proof of income. Most preparers just print a copy of the most recent tax return for their client. There is another way, using the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Represent a Client.
Since 2015, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requires a watermark on the T1 return once a return has been successfully transmitted by EFILE. Ever since we added a watermark, preparers have asked us how to remove it when printing for proof of income.
The short answer is it has to stay. The watermark is a requirement of the CRA so it cannot be removed. However, it shouldn't interfere with providing proof of income. It is an additional confirmation that the return was filed.
Did you know you can provide your clients with proof of income statement from CRA Represent a Client? It's easy: