THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO:

Understanding Your 2020 Canadian T4A Tax Slip

This interactive reference will help guide you through, and explain, the information that goes into the creation of your annual T4A slip.
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What You Need To Know
Annually, every Canadian employee receives a copy of a T4, T4A, or RL-1 form, provided by their employer. These forms are produced with the purpose to calculate and report annual personal tax amounts required for filing taxes with the Canadian government. The information presented on these forms is a summary of the accumulated labour and payment information for an individual employee over the last 12 month span.
How To Use This Guide:
• Select the appropriate tax slip below.
• Hover over the input boxes within the form to reveal its description.
• Review and compare your tax slip information with the sample.
Other Tax Slips:
T4 Tax SlipRL-1 Tax Slip
What do all those boxes on your T4A tax slip mean?
A T4A, also known as the Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity and Other Income is a year-end tax form that shows when you have been paid the following types of income:
  • Pension or Superannuation
  • Lump-sum Payments
  • Self-employed Commissions
  • Annuities
  • Patronage Allocations
  • Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) Accumulated Income Payments
  • RESP Educational Assistance Payments
  • Fees or other amounts for services
  • Other income such as Research Grants, Wage-loss Replacement Plan Payments if you were not required to withhold Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions and Employment Insurance (EI) premiums, Death Benefits, or certain benefits paid to partnerships or shareholders.

Payer's name - Nom du payeur

Avanti Software

61
Payer's account number/ Numéro de compte du payeur
122835792639027
Social Insurance Number
Numéro d’Assurance Social
12
997-1882-1890
Recipient's Account Number
Numéro de compte du destinataire
13
997-1882-1890

Year
Anne

Canada Revenue
Agency

2020

Agence du revenu
du Canada

T4A

Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity and Other Income
État des revenus de pension, de retraite, de rente et autres

Pension or Superannuation - line 11500
Prestations de retraite ou autres
pensions - ligne 11500

16
72,214

Income tax deducted - line 43700
Impôt sur le revenu retenu - ligne 43700

22
65,628

Lump-sum payments - line 13000
Paiements forfaitaires - ligne 13000

18
2,856

Self-employed commissions
Commissions d'un travail indépendant

20
1,290

Annuities
Rentes

24
858.98

Fee for services
Honoraires ou autres sommes
pour services rendus

48
858.98

Recipient's name and address - Nom et adresse du bénéficiaire

Last Name (in capital letters) - Nom de familie (en letters moulees)           First Name - Prenom          Initial - Initiale

John Phillips

Other Information (see page 2)
Autres renseignements (voir a la page 2)

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A Description of Each Box in a T4A Tax Slip | Une description de chaque case dans un feuillet d’impôt T4A
12
Social Insurance Number (SIN)
Your Social Insurance Number.

16
Pension or superannuation
This is any pension or superannuation amount paid to you.

18
Lump-sum payments
This box contains any lump sum payments you have received. It will include any amounts from the following boxes: 102,108,110, 158, 180,190.

20
Self-employed commissions
This box contains any commissions you received when you were self-employed.

22
Income tax deducted
This is any income tax that was deducted from payments made to you.

24
Annuities
This box contains any annuities you received.

48
Fees for services
This box contains any fees you paid for business services.

Other Information Boxes on Your T4A
All other box numbers will be entered as required. Here is an explanation of additional box numbers that you may see on your T4A income tax slip:

26
Eligible retiring allowances

27
Non-eligible retiring allowances

28
Other income

30
Patronage allocations

32
Registered pension plan contributions (past service)

34
Pension adjustment

40
RESP accumulated Income Payments

42
RESP educational assistance

46
Donations and gifts

48
Fees for services

131
Registered disability savings plan

133
Variable pension benefits

135
Premiums for private health services

102
Lump-sum payments - non-resident

104
Research grants

105
Scholarships, bursaries, fellowships, artists’ project grants and prizes

106
Death benefits from employer

107
Wage-loss replacement plan

108
Lump-sum payments from a RPP

109
Periodic pay from unregistered plan

110
Lump-sum payments accr. Dec 31, 1971

111
Income averaging annuity contracts

115
DPSP annuity or instalment payments

116
Medical travel assistance

117
Loan benefit

118
Medical premium benefits

119
Group term life insurance premiums

122
RESP accumulated income payments to other

123
Payments from a revoked DPSP

124
Board and lodging at special work sites

125
Disability benefits from pension

126
Pre-1990 past service contributions while a contributor

127
Veterans' benefits

129
Tax deferred cooperative share

130
Apprenticeship incentive or completion grant

131
Registered disability savings plan

132
Wage Earner Protection Program

134
TFSA taxable amount

136
Federal income support for parents of murdered or missing children grant

142
Status Indian (exempt income) - Eligible retiring allowances

143
Status Indian (exempt income) - Non-eligible retiring allowance

144
Status Indian (exempt income) - Other Income

146
Status Indian (exempt income) - Pension or superannuation

148
Status Indian (exempt income) - Lump-sum payments

150
Labour Adjustment. Benefits Act and Appropriation Acts

152
SUBP qualified under the income tax act

154
Cash award from or prize from payer

156
Bankruptcy settlement

158
Lump-sum payments that are not reported elsewhere

162
Pre-1990 past service contributions while not a contributor

180
Lump-sum payments from a DPSP

190
Lump-sum payments from an unregistered plan

194
PRPP Payments

195
Status Indian (exempt income) PRPP payments

196
Tuition assistance for adult basic education