Production Program Downloads


1. Close/ Exit any tax program running during Download and Install. Otherwise, you may get a failure message 'Output cannot be created'.

2. 'DISABLE' your Firewall(s)/Antivirus(s) during download, especially if you are using Norton or eSet Firewall / Antivirus

3. Click any of the links below (such as VT-2018 Download) to download and install the program and select Open, Run or Save depending on the browser you use.

4. The 'Save' option is recommended and it can be done easily with Internet Explorer which allows you to select the folder such as C:\Downloads. If you select Save, instead of Open or Run, then find the downloaded file with your Windows Explorer on your Downloads folder you used, RIGHT CLICK on it and Select 'RUN AS AN ADMINISTRATOR' and proceed until finished. Allow the installation to proceed even if your firewall gives you messages such as 'it may harm your computer', etc. Just choose options that allow you to proceed.

Icons to run the programs are automatically created. They can be found in Start -> All Programs -> VisualTax

VT-2019 Multi-App / Multi-Year Program


VT-2019 Download

The VT-2019 currently includes the CRA approved production T1-2019, and production T2-2020, T3-2019, T4T5-2019, TR-2019 and TF-2010 (for T5018 and NR4 filing). Other products will be added as per Products -> Release Dates

Supplementary Downloads


VT-2018 Multi-App / Multi-Year Program


VT-2018 Download

The current VT-2018 contains:

- T1-2018 (Production version)

- T2-2019 (Production version)

- T3-2018 (Production version)

- T4T5-2018 (Production version)

- TF-2018 (Production version)

- FP-2019 (Production version)

- TR-2018 (When running the program click Help -> TR Load)

T1-2018 GUIDES Download You can download about 40 CRA T1 related guides. After Download click Help -> Other Guides for fast and easy access to the guides


VT-2017 Multi-App / Multi-Year Program


VT-2017 Download

The VT-2017 contains:

- T1-2017 (Production version)

- T2-2018 (Production version)

- T3-2017 (Production version)

- T4T5-2017 (Production version)

- TF-2017 (Production version)

- FP-2018 (Production version)

- TR-2017 (When running the program click Help -> TR Load)

T1-2017 GUIDES Download You can download 40 CRA T1 related guides. After Download click Help -> Other Guides for fast and easy access to the guides


VT-2016 Multi-App / Multi-Year Program


VT-2016 Download

This program includes T1-2016, T2-2017, VtScan , and TF-2016. The VT-2016 program replaced the interim VT-2015 program issued in the summer.

See Redesign/Release Notes

For other Expected Release Dates click here Expected


Miscellaneous Vt Downloads


Download several CRA Guides for quick reference

VT-2015 Multi-App / Multi-Year Program


First Redesigned VisualTax composite program issued July 2016.

VT-2015 Download

The VT-2015 was an Interim solution primarily for T2-2016 year ends after May 31, 2016. Any data folders created by the VT-2015 program can now be accessed by the latest VT-2016 program described above.

Included: T1-2015, T2-2016, TF-2015, FP-2016

Redesign/Release Notes


Prior Year Programs

COMMON COMPONENTS: ComComp.exe Needed by all programs prior to 2016



T1full14.exe and the update : T1Updj25.exe

T1full13.exe and the update T1Upd2013.exe




T1full09 | T1full08 | T1full07 | T1full06 | T1full05 | T1full04 | T1full03 | T1full02



T2Full16.exe and the Update: T2Updf22.exeGood only up to May 31, 2016, then use VT-2016

T2Full15.exe and the update T2Updn26.exe


T2full13.exe and the update: T2UpdD11.exe


T2full11.exe and the update T2updd02.exe

T2full10 | T2full09 | T2full08 | T2full07 | T2full06 | T2full05 | T2full04 | T2full03 | T2full02



TfFull15.exe and update: TfUpdm07.exe


TfFull13.exe and the update TfUpdj25.exe


Tffull11.exe and the update TfUpda16.exe

Tffull10.exe and the update TfUpda10.exe

TFfull09 | TFfull08 | TFfull07



T4full16.exe and the udate: T4UpdD29.exe

T4full15.exe and update: T4Updj28.exe


T4Full13.exe and the update T4Updj28

T4Full12.exe  and the update T4Updf14

T4Full11.exe and the Update T4Updj12.exe

T4Full10 | T4Full09 | T4Full08 | T4full07





Downloading and Installation

Method 1

Click on a file to download (ComComp.EXE, T1Full07, TRFull07, T2FULL08, etc.) and select 'Open'. This will download the file in a temporary folder and allow you to install it (SetUp).

Method 2

If you want to keep a copy of the downloaded file click here. If you use this method you can create your own installation CD

Problems Installing After Successful Downloading? Click Here...

Running the program after successful download and setup

Icons will be automatically generated via the Set up process described above. You can find the icons by clicking the Start button then All Programs, then by locating the VisualTax folder. The executable programs (after installation) have names in the pattern of T12007.EXE, T22008.EXE, TF2007.EXE, and T42007.EXE and they will be located in the default folders of C:\T1-2007, C:\T2-2008, C:\TF-2007, C:\T4-2007, C:\FP-2008 respectively.

Please note that there is no icon created with the installation of the common components.

Click on the icon such as T12007 and the program will load. The first time it will ask you for an 'Authorization Key'. Enter the key you received via EMail.

To find the icon created, click on Start, then Click on Programs then click on VisualTax. You can copy the icon to your desktop if that is what you prefer (drag it with your mouse).

Installing from another machine

If you have prior years programs in an old machine and you are installing on a new machine:

It would be faster if you just copy the full program folder from your old machine to the new machine, using a flash drive or your network. For example to install the T1-2006: Copy folder C:\T1-2006 from the old machine to the new machine. This brings over the configuration items and also the data, provided the data folder was a subfolder of the program folder i.e. C:\T1-2006\data. However you must install the ComComp.exe (common Components) from this page. See above.

CREATING AN ICON: In addition you should create the Icon for launching the program: Right click on the desktop and select New-> Shortcut and enter for example C:\T1-2006\t12006.exe

If you want to copy the icon from your desktop to the start -> All Programs -VisualTax do the following:

a. Right click on the desktop icon and click Edit -> Copy

b. Click on Start -> All programs and scroll until you see VisualTax. Then right click VisualTax and click Edit->Paste

The alternative way is to click the programs below and do a full installation and configuration.