How do I get the xml file required for electronic filing of T4 slips to CRA? Every time I try, I get a system error message.

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Hi there, 

Accessing the XML file for your electronic T4 slips is important. I'd like to make sure you're able to get back on track. 

Here's another user with a similar question. These steps will work for you as well:

Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out to us here on Community. Another customer recently asked a similar question. Here's the info you need to get your archived T4 forms.

https://community.intuit.com/replies/3729912.

Have a great day. :)


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Many people export this document to a PDF file, as you still have to download an official document from the CRA and enter your T4 information manually. QuickBooks Online simply generates the information for you to copy to the official form.

However, there's also a workaround to allow for an XML file to be downloaded. On the screen where you press "View" to obtain a copy of your "T4 Employer" slips, there is an "Archive" button below.  Enter the "Transmitter #" under the Federal settings section (use the default "555555" if you don't have a transmitter #).

Once you enter this number and press "OK", go back to the "T4 Employer" slip screen and the "Archive" button will have changed to "Submit".  Click "Submit" and locate your XML file in its saved location on your computer.

I hope this helps. Let me know if this works for you.

Have a great day.



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