Schedule 7 is used to report your contributions to a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) and pooled registered pension plan (PRPP). It’s also used if any of the following situations applied to you in 2016:
- You aren’t deducting all of your unused RRSP/PRPP contributions on your return (i.e. amount (B) on your latest notice of assessment or reassessment)
- You aren’t deducting all of the RRSP/PRPP contributions you made from March 1, 2016 to March 1, 2017 on your return
- You withdrew money from your RRSP for the Home Buyer’s Plan (HBP) or the Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP)
- You’re applying your RRSP/PRPP contributions as a current year repayment under the HBP or LLP
- You’ve transferred certain amounts you included in your income to your RRSP/PRPP or
- You’ll be the beneficiary of income contributed to an amateur athlete trust in the year and you want that income to be used in calculating your RRSP/PRPP contribution limit
Note: If you’re a Québec resident and you’re repaying RRSP funds that you withdrew under the HBP or the LLP, you’ll also need to complete the TP-935.3-V: Repayment of RRSP Funds Withdrawn Under the Home Buyers' Plan or the Lifelong Learning Plan form. The TP-935.3-V and Schedule 7 forms are combined in H&R Block’s tax software.
Tax tip: If you made contributions in the first 60 days of 2016 or in an earlier year, and didn’t claim them on your previous year’s return, you can complete Schedule 7 and the T1 Adjustment form and submit it to your tax centre. By doing so, you’ll avoid having your deduction reduced or disallowed for contributions made in the first 60 days of a tax year.
A PSPA represents the value of additional pension credits that an employee is entitled to receive due to:
- An upgrade in their pension benefits* or
- Pension buyback
*The upgrade in pension benefits must relate to a period of employment after 1989.
If the amount you withdrew from your RRSP was for a buyback of past service or an employment transfer, your RRSP contribution room will be reduced by the amount withdrawn in the year the pension buyback takes place. For more information on PSPA, refer to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website.
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'll find yourself here:
- Type RRSP contribution receipt or PRPP contribution receipt in the search field and either click the highlighted selection or press Enter to continue.
- When you arrive at the page for the option you selected, enter your information into the tax software.
Note: If you’re entering your RRSP or other retirement fund contributions on Schedule 7, you’ll need to have the following amounts from your latest Notice of Assessment or Reassessment on hand.
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