Tax-paid amount and after-tax amount from an unmatured RRSP

The tax-paid amount applies only to depositary and trusteed RRSPs. For the purposes of this page, a tax-paid amount is generally the income earned in an RRSP after the end of the exempt period. It does not qualify as a refund of premiums.

Depositary RRSP

For a depositary RRSP, interest or income that accrued after the exempt period will always be a tax-paid amount. It is not an RRSP benefit or a refund of premiums.

Trusteed RRSP

For a trusteed RRSP, the income earned or realized after the exempt period that is paid to the beneficiary in the year that it is trust income is an amount for which the trust can claim a deduction. If the deduction is claimed, this amount is a tax-paid amount and an RRSP benefit, but not a refund of premiums.

Income earned or realized after the exempt period that is not paid to the beneficiary in the year that it is trust income is not an RRSP benefit. The trustee has to file a T3RET, T3 Trust Income Tax and Information Return, for the trust and pay tax on that income. In such cases, do not report the after-tax amount as income. However, do report it as a tax-paid amount on the T4RSP slip in the year an amount is paid to the beneficiary. This after-tax amount is not an RRSP benefit or a refund of premiums.

For more information, see Guide T4013, T3 Trust Guide.

Insured RRSP

The tax-paid amount does not apply to an insured RRSP. Therefore, any payment to a qualifying survivor from an insured RRSP is considered a refund of premiums, regardless of when it is earned or paid.

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