What are T4A(P) Tax Slips?
A Canadian T4A(P) tax slip, or Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits, is issued by Service Canada to tell you and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) how much you received in Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits during a tax year and the amount of income tax that was deducted. Canada Pension Plan benefits include retirement benefits, survivor benefits, child benefits and death benefits.
Deadline for T4A(P) Tax Slips
T4A(P) tax slips must be issued by the last day of February the year after the calendar year to which the T4A(P) tax slips apply.
Sample T4A(P) Tax Slip
This sample T4A(P) tax slip from the CRA site shows what a T4A(P)looks like. For more information on what is included in each box on the T4A(P) tax slip and how to deal with it when filing your income tax return, click on the box number in the pull-down menu or click on the box on the sample T4A(P) tax slip.
Filing T4A(P) Tax Slips With Your Income Tax Return
When you file a paper income tax return, include copies of the T4A(P) tax slip you received. If you file your income tax return using NETFILE or EFILE, keep copies of your T4A(P) tax slips with your records for six years in case the CRA asks to see them.
Missing T4A(P) Tax Slips
If you do not receive your T4A(P) tax slip, contact Service Canada at 1-800-277-9914 during regular business hours. You will be asked for your Social Insurance Number.
Even if you haven't received your T4A(P) tax slip, file your income tax return by the deadline anyway to avoid penalties for filing your income taxes late. Calculate your Canada Pension Plan benefits and any related deductions and credits you can claim as closely as you can using any information you have. Include a note saying what you have done to get a copy of the missing T4A(P) tax slip. Include copies of any statements and information you used in calculating the benefits income and deductions for the missing T4A(P) tax slip.
Other T4 Tax Information Slips
Other T4 tax information slips include:
- T4 - Statement of Remuneration Paid
- T4A - Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity, and Other Income
- T4A(OAS) - Statement of Old Age Security
- T4E - Statement of Employment Insurance and Other Benefits
- T4RIF - Statement of Income From a Registered Retirement Income Fund
- T4RSP - Statement of RRSP Income