I have to open in 2017. It would be great to just change the year to start a prior year file. Your competitors products can do it.
I have used other products as well and don't know of any that carry back. That being said when you are starting a new file for a prior year just click on the down arrow beside the 'file new' and then choose the year that you want. The prior year will be listed or you can choose 'older T1 modules'. Then you can carry it forward if you wish. Hope this helps.
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Since CRA requires that the authorization be sent from the current year module, previous year efile menu items are greyed out for authorization. CRA may ask for the signed authorization form, but not the actual ProFile tax file the authorization was sent from. The authorization can be printed and sent to CRA without saving the return.
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Hope this helps