Payroll Deductions Supplementary Tables - In Canada Beyond the Limits of Any Province/Territory or Outside Canada
T4008-OC (E) Rev. 20
This guide uses plain language to explain the most common tax situations. If you need more help, contact your tax services office.
This guide is a supplement to the guide T4032, Payroll Deductions Tables.
Table of contents
- What's new as of January 1, 2020
- Payroll Deductions Tables
- Payroll Deductions Online Calculator
- Let us notify you
- General information
- Claim codes
- Explanation of claim codes
- Employment income from all sources
What's new as of January 1, 2020
The major changes made to this guide since the last edition are outlined.
This guide reflects some income tax changes recently announced which, if enacted as proposed, would be effective January 1, 2020. At the time we published this guide, some of these proposals had not yet become law. We recommend that you use the new payroll deductions tables in this guide for withholding starting with the first payroll in January 2020.
The federal income tax thresholds have been indexed for 2020.
The federal Canada employment amount has been indexed to $1,245 for 2020.
The federal basic personal amount, the spouse or common-law partner amount and the amount for an eligible dependant have been indexed to $12,298 for 2020.
This edition does not include the December 9, 2019 announcement proposing an Enhancement to the Federal Basic Personal Amount. The calculation will be updated in a future release.
Payroll Deductions Tables
You can download Guides T4008, Payroll Deductions Supplementary Tables, and T4032, Payroll Deductions Tables, from our webpage at canada.ca/payroll. You can also choose to print only the pages or information that you need.
Payroll Deductions Online Calculator
For your 2020 payroll deductions, you can use our Payroll Deductions Online Calculator (PDOC). This online calculator makes it easier to calculate payroll deductions. PDOC is available at canada.ca/pdoc.
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Payroll Deductions Tables (T4032)
Effective with the January 1, 2017 edition, the Canada Revenue Agency is no longer publishing the paper and CD versions of the Guide T4032, Payroll Deductions Tables. The digital versions of the guides continue to be available on our website at canada.ca/payroll.
This guide is a supplement to the Guide T4032, Payroll Deductions Tables. See the Payroll Deductions Tables for your province or territory if you need more information about:
- what's new for January 1, 2020
- how to calculate tax deductions when you cannot use the tables
- how to deduct income tax, Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions, and Employment Insurance (EI) premiums and
- the payroll deductions required for pay periods other than those included in this guide.
For information on deducting, remitting, and reporting payroll deductions, refer to the following employers' guides:
- T4001, Employers' Guide – Payroll Deductions and Remittances
- T4130, Employers' Guide – Taxable Benefits and Allowances
- RC4110, Employee or Self-employed?
- RC4120, Employers' Guide – Filing the T4 Slip and Summary
- RC4157, Deducting Income Tax on Pension and Other Income, and Filing the T4A Slip and Summary
You can download and print a copy of the above noted guides. Our guides are available from our Web site at canada.ca/payroll. You can also use the Payroll Deductions Online Calculator free of charge.
You may also want to refer to the 2019 edition of this guide until the end of 2020 to resolve any pensionable and insurable earnings review (PIER) deficiencies that may arise after we have processed your 2019 T4 return.
The total personal amount an employee claims on a TD1 form will determine which claim code you use. See Chart 1 below.
The claim codes and corresponding amounts do not appear on the TD1 form.
Explanation of claim codes
Claim code 0
This code represents no claim amount.
Claim codes 1 to 10
You match the total claim amount reported on your employee's or pensioner's Form TD1 with the appropriate claim codes. Then, you look up the tax for the employee's pay under the claim code in the federal tax tables for the pay period.
Indexing of federal claim codes amounts
The credits that apply to each federal claim code have been automatically increased in the tax tables by the indexing factor for the current year. If your employee did not complete the federal TD1 form for 2020, you continue to deduct tax using the same claim code that you used last year.
|Total claim amount ($)||Claim code|
|No claim amount||0|
|12,298.01 to 14,648.00||2|
|14,648.01 to 16,998.00||3|
|16,998.01 to 19,348.00||4|
|19,348.01 to 21,698.00||5|
|21,698.01 to 24,048.00||6|
|24,048.01 to 26,398.00||7|
|26,398.01 to 28,748.00||8|
|28,748.01 to 31,098.00||9|
|31,098.01 to 33,448.00||10|
|33,448.01 and over||X
The employer has to calculate the tax manually.
Employment income from all sources
On the federal and provincial TD1 forms, under the heading "Income from other employers or payers," employees can indicate that their expected employment income from all sources will be less than their total claim amount. If an employee states that his or her total expected income will be less than the "Total claim amount" of the TD1 forms, do not deduct any federal or provincial tax.
However, as an employer, if you know that this statement is false, you must deduct federal and provincial tax from the salary. Deduct tax according to the claim code that applies to the "Total claim amount" of the TD1 forms.
It is a serious offence to knowingly accept a Form TD1 that contains false or deceptive statements. If you are not sure a statement is true, contact your tax services office for advice.
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