You’ll receive a T4A(P): Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits slip if, during the year, you received benefits from either the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) or the Québec Pension Plan (QPP). This slip shows you the amount and type of the benefit(s) you received, as well as the amount of income tax deducted.
Note: If you’re a resident of Québec and you received benefits under the Québec Pension Plan (QPP), you’ll also receive a Relevé 2: Retirement and annuity income (RL-2) slip. If that’s the case, you’ll need to enter the information from both your T4A(P) slip and your RL-2 slip into the tax software.
What does the onset or effective date refer to on my T4A(P) slip?
Depending on your situation, the date reported in box 13 of your paper T4A(P) slip could refer to one of two benefits. For example, if you received a disability benefit in 2016, the date shown in box 13 of your slip is the date that Service Canada determined that you were disabled for Canada Pension Plan purposes. If however you received retirement benefits during the year, the date shown in box 13 will represent the day on which the benefit became payable to you.
Note: While some fields in H&R Block’s tax software require that you enter the date using a specific format (such as YYYY-MM-DD), you can enter the date exactly as it appears on your paper T4A(P) slip into box 13 of the T4A(P) page.
Where do I claim this?
Follow these steps in H&R Block’s tax software to file your 2016 taxes:
- Under the QUICK ENTRY tab, click the QUICK SLIP icon. You will find yourself here:
- Type T4A(P) in the search field and either click the highlighted selection or press Enter to continue.
- When you arrive at the page for your T4A(P): Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits, enter your information into the tax software.