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StudioTax 2012 - Certified edition

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Aug 9, 2007
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I couldnt download the StudioTax 2012 software. I dont know why. could someone download it for me and send to huipeak@gmail.com,Thanks.
ccyk wrote:
Feb 10th, 2013 2:51 pm
it is .11t file from last year. this year is .12t
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Nov 27, 2005
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Annoying that if you enter in RRSP contributions but tell studio tax not to claim them it doesn't automatically add a schedule 7 to report the contributions...
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crimsondr wrote:
Mar 2nd, 2013 3:51 pm
Annoying that if you enter in RRSP contributions but tell studio tax not to claim them it doesn't automatically add a schedule 7 to report the contributions...
Yeah, I noticed that after I netfiled. Luckily, it did seem to have put those schedule 7 amounts in the netfile file, even though it didn't print out the form.
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Oct 4, 2004
3592 posts
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So I just finished my return with StudioTax for the first time this year. I was very, very pleased with the experience. My return consisted of T4, T4A, T5, Capital Gains/Loss, Tuition, Charitable Donations, Transit Passes.

I thought that the wizard was great and fast (much quicker than TurboTax's) and covered all the essential T-forms. Anything extra and I loved the ease of accessing and adding specific forms and schedules to my return such as Capital Gains/Losses.

I think that you do need to understand the fundamentals of the tax return (forms, schedules, etc.) to enjoy taking advantage of StudioTax though because it isn't all wizard-based like TurboTax.

Only con? The PDF printed for my records was butt-ugly compared to the very neat TurboTax version. Whatever though, it's just for my records and the software was free.
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Jun 6, 2008
404 posts
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Brampton
when i try using netfile, it asks for a .tax file. but Studio tax is only letting me save a .12f file. how do i get around this. what am i doing wrong
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Jun 15, 2008
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Abstracpoetic wrote:
Mar 8th, 2013 10:52 pm
when i try using netfile, it asks for a .tax file. but Studio tax is only letting me save a .12f file. how do i get around this. what am i doing wrong
In Studiotax, you need to click Netfile and it will convert a .tax file for you. After it's done, look at the window carefully for where the .tax file is located in your computer.
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Oct 24, 2011
596 posts
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Timmins
I have a question about StudioTax (and other programs). If I do a return for someone, can I then email the .tax file to him, and can he then netfile the .tax file without StudioTax (or other program)?
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Dec 5, 2008
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sierra112 wrote:
Mar 10th, 2013 9:55 am
I have a question about StudioTax (and other programs). If I do a return for someone, can I then email the .tax file to him, and can he then netfile the .tax file without StudioTax (or other program)?
They won't be able to open the file to double check the numbers but yes they can use a file you email them to use for NETFILE once you've in put the numbers in using any software.
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Feb 11, 2004
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Kamloops
I would also email the PDF to him, so he can double check the return if he wants, and also to keep for his records.
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Oct 24, 2011
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Timmins
Thanks, I was also going to send him the PDF to look at before I finalize the return.
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Feb 11, 2013
67 posts
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Newcastle
Is it really 100% free? If so, how is studio tax making any money or benefiting from offering this free service?
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cloudsfx wrote:
Mar 11th, 2013 2:14 am
Is it really 100% free? If so, how is studio tax making any money or benefiting from offering this free service?
Yes, it is free for the first 20 returns, I have been using it for the last 3 years.
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Jul 31, 2007
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Now, CRA want us to file online. CRA claim that it is 4x cheaper for them. I think it is about time they (CRA) should provide us with a free copy of the tax software.
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Dec 11, 2008
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tsatsa wrote:
Mar 11th, 2013 7:15 am
Now, CRA want us to file online. CRA claim that it is 4x cheaper for them. I think it is about time they (CRA) should provide us with a free copy of the tax software.
makes sense
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Sep 4, 2005
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To compare my return with turbo tax. Studio tax gave me pretty much the exact same return (off by $1.00) so for those of you with relatively simple returns you can easily trust the program.
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