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Forms and Templates That Support Electronic Signatures

Updated: 2022-08-22

As a temporary measure, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Revenu Québec recognize electronic signatures as having met the signature requirements on T183, T183CORP, TP-1000 and CO-1000 forms that have the first five digits of the taxpayer's social insurance number or business number hidden.

The CRA already recognizes electronic signatures on the AuthRep (former T1013) and business consent forms AuthRepBus and AuthRepBusCancel (former RC-59).

For your convenience, TaxCycle also supports electronic signatures on other forms. If you decide to use electronic signatures for forms that have not been expressly authorized by their governing bodies for electronic signatures, you are solely responsible for that use. TaxCycle from Xero shall not be responsible or liable in any manner.

Forms with E-signatures Fields

TaxCycle contains hidden information in the signature fields on the following forms and templates to allow you to request electronic signatures from your clients through TaxFolder and DocuSign®.

T1/TP1 (supported for years 2016 and onward, unless otherwise indicated):

  • AuthRep signature page (formerly T1013)
  • AuthRepBus/AuthRepBusCancel signature page (2020 onward). Always use the most recent module for these forms.
  • T183 Information Return for Electronic Filing of an Individual's Income Tax and Benefit Return (2016 onward)
  • T185 Electronic Filing of a Pre-authorized Debit Agreement (2020 onward)
  • T1032 Joint Election to Split Pension Income
  • T1135 Foreign Income Verification Statement
  • T1255 Designation of a Property as a Principal Residence by the Legal Representative of a Deceased Individual
  • T2091 Designation of a Property as a Principal Residence by an Individual
  • T1-ADJ T1 Adjustment Request
  • T1-DD Direct Deposit Worksheet
  • T1 Condensed (2018 onward)
  • T1A (2021 onward)
  • MR-69 Authorization to Communicate Information or Power of Attorney (Québec) (2017 onward)
  • TP-274 Designation of Property as a Principal Residence (2017 onward)
  • TP-1000.TE Online Filing of the Personal Income Tax return by an Accredited Person (Québec)
  • ELetter engagement letter (2017 onward)
  • DELetter deceased engagement letter (2018 onward)
  • PreSeason, JPreSeason, FPreSeason pre-season letters (2018 onward)
  • PostSeason, JPostSeason, FPostSeason pre-season letters (2018 onward)

T2 (supported in files with the extension .2019T2 and newer, unless otherwise indicated):

  • AuthRepBus/AuthRepBusCancel signature page (formerly RC59/RC59X) (.2018T2 onward)
  • T183CORP Information Return for Corporations Filing Electronically (in the latest T2 module)
  • T106 Information Return of Non-Arm's Length Transactions with Non-Residents
  • T1134 Information Return Relating To Controlled and Not-Controlled Foreign Affiliates
  • T1135 Foreign Income Verification Statement
  • T2054 Election for a Capital Dividend Under Subsection 83(2) (.2020T2 onward)
  • AT1 Alberta Corporate Income Tax Return
  • MR-69 Authorization to Communicate Information or Power of Attorney (Québec) (.2018T2 onward)
  • CO-1000.TE Online Filing of the Corporation Income Tax Return by an Accredited Person (Québec) 
  • CO-1029.836.DA Tax Credit for the Development of E-business (Québec) (.2020T2 onward) 
  • ELetter Engagement letter

T3 (supported for years 2020 onward, unless otherwise indicated):

  • T3RET T3 Trust Income Tax and Information Return
  • T183TRUST Information Return for Electronic Filing of a Trust Return
  • T3-ADJ T3 Adjustment Request (2021 onward)
  • T1135 Foreign Income Verification Statement
  • AUT-01 Authorize a Representative for Offline Access
  • MR-69 Authorization to Communicate Information or Power of Attorney (Québec) (2018 onward)
  • TP-646 Trust Income Tax Return
  • ELetter Engagement letter

T5013 (supported for years 2019 and onward):

  • MR-69 Authorization to Communicate Information or Power of Attorney (Québec) (2018 onward)
  • ELetter Engagement letter
  • T5013 FIN Statement of Partnership Income (2021 onward)
  • T5013 Summary Summary of Partnership Income (2021 onward)

T4 (supported for years 2021 and onward):

  • T4SUM Summary of Remuneration Paid

T5 (supported for years 2021 and onward):

  • T5SUM Return of Investment Income

T5018(supported for years 2021 and onward):

  • T5018SUM Summary of Contract Payments

NR4(supported for years 2021 and onward):

  • NR4SUM Return of Amounts Paid or Credited to Non-Residents of Canada

Message Text

When sending a document for signature, you select a message to use as the envelope for the PDF file. The following email templates contain messages for requesting electronic signatures.

T1:

  • Adobe PDF Signature Cover Email (AdobeSignatureEmail)
  • Authorization Cover Email (AuthEmail)
  • Business Authorization Cover Email (AuthEmailBus)
  • Client Copy Cover Email (ClientCopyEmail)
  • Engagement Cover Email (EngagementEmail)
  • E-signature Cover Email (ESignatureEmail)
  • Pre/Post-season Letter Cover Email (PrePostSeasonEmail)
  • T183 Cover Email (T183Email)
  • T185 Cover Email (T185Email)
  • T1 Adjustment Cover Email (T1ADJEmail)
  • TP-1000 Cover Email (TP1000Email)

T2:

  • Adobe PDF Signature Cover Email (AdobeSignatureEmail)
  • AT4930 Cover Email (AT4930 Email)
  • Business Authorization Cover Email (AuthEmailBus)
  • Client Copy Cover Email (ClientCopyEmail)
  • CO-1000 Cover Email (CO1000Email)
  • Engagement Cover Email (EngagementEmail)
  • E-signature Cover Email (ESignatureEmail)
  • Engagement Letter Cover Email (EngagementEmail)
  • T183 Cover Email (T183Email)

T3:

  • Adobe PDF Signature Cover Email (AdobeSignatureEmail)
  • Business Authorization Cover Email (AuthEmailBus)
  • E-Signature Cover Email (ESignatureEmail)
  • Client Copy Cover Email (ClientCopyEmail)
  • Engagement Cover Email (EngagementEmail)
  • E-signature Cover Email (ESignatureEmail)

T5013:

  • Adobe PDF Signature Cover Email (AdobeSignatureEmail)
  • Business Authorization Cover Email (AuthEmailBus)
  • Client Copy Cover Email (ClientCopyEmail)
  • Engagement Cover Email (EngagementEmail)
  • E-signature Cover Email (ESignatureEmail)

Forms Collection:

  • Adobe PDF Signature Cover Email (AdobeSignatureEmail)
  • Client Copy Cover Email (ClientCopyEmail)
  • Engagement Cover Email (EngagementEmail)
  • E-signature Cover Email (ESignatureEmail)

T4, T5, T5018 and NR4:

  • E-signature Cover Email (ESignatureEmail)