Auto-Update Files

Configure TaxCycle to automatically update from a location on your office network or on the web (URL).

Download the latest auto-update file from the list, then follow the instructions (below) to set the update location.

The CRA and RQ have certified TaxCycle T1/TP1, T3 and T5013/TP-600 for filing 2023 returns when EFILE systems open on Monday, February 19, 2024.

Release Notes

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This version of TaxCycle adds new CCB forms and resolves issues discovered since the last release. It also enables Auto-fill my return (AFR) for 2023 T1 returns.

Release Notes

Download Auto-Update Files

Set up each computer (one-time configuration)

  1. Go to Options. (To open Options from the Start screen, click Options on the left side. If you have a file open, go to the File menu, then click Options.)
  2. On the left side of the dialog box, click Auto-update.
  3. On the right side of the dialog box, select Custom.
  4. Browse to set the Path for custom update. This can be a location on your network (remember to enter the path as a UNC path), or a website (url). For example: \\mycomputer\sharedfolder or
  5. Click OK to save the changes.

Screen Capture: Auto-Update Options

Publish the auto-update file (after each software release)

  1. Download the auto-update file from the list above.
  2. Unzip the file to the shared folder on your network. This puts the two update files in the folder: Director.Xml and (or an equivalent version number). These two files must be in the folder for the update to work.
  3. When a new version is released, replace the Director.xml file and add the new version-number zip file. The old zip file from the previous update is not required and can be safely deleted.

Screen Capture: Auto-update file in Windows Explorer