Filling out the T4A Summary
Report amounts in Canadian dollars and cents, even if they were paid in another currency. To get the average exchange rates, go to What are the average exchange rates?
Fill out a separate T4A Summary for each of your payroll accounts. The totals you report on your T4A Summary have to agree with the totals you report on your T4A slips. Errors or omissions can cause unnecessary processing delays.
Detailed T4A Summary instructions
Enter your 15-character account number, your operating or trading name, and your address in the relevant boxes at the top of the blank summary.
Enter the last two digits of the calendar year for which you are filing the summary.
Line 088 – Number of T4A slips filed
Enter the total number of T4A slips that you are including with the T4A Summary.
Lines 016 to 048
Enter the total from all T4A slips for each box.
Line 101 – Other information
Enter the total from all T4A slips of any financial amounts not already included elsewhere on the T4A Summary.
Line 022 – Income tax deducted
Enter the total of box 022 from all T4A slips.
Line 082 – Minus: remittances
Enter the total amount you remitted for the year for the account number indicated in the identification area of the summary.
Subtract line 082 from line 022. Enter the difference in the space provided. If there is no difference between the total deductions you reported and the amount you remitted for the year, leave lines 084 and 086 blank. Generally, we do not charge or refund a difference of $2 or less.
Line 084 – Overpayment
If the amount on line 082 is more than the amount on line 022 (and you do not have to file another type of return for this account), enter the difference on line 084. Attach a note indicating the reason for the overpayment and whether you want us to transfer this amount to another account or another year, or refund the overpayment to you.
Line 086 – Balance due
If the amount on line 022 is more than the amount on line 082, enter the difference on line 086.
Whether you file electronically or file a paper return, you can make your payment in several different ways:
- You can pay online by using your financial institution’s online banking or telephone services.
- You can pay online by using CRA’s My Payment service.
- You can pay by setting up a pre-authorized debit agreement using the My Business Account service.
- You can pay in person at your financial institution in Canada. Fill out your remittance form and present it with your payment. The financial institution will date stamp the bottom part and return the top part to you as a receipt.
Regardless of the filing method, Threshold 2 remitters must remit any balance due electronically or in person at their Canadian financial institution.
Threshold 2 remittances that are received by the CRA at least one full day before the due date will be considered to be received by a financial institution and a penalty will not be charged. See Accelerated remitter for more information about Threshold 2 remitting requirements.
If you remit your payment late, any balance due may be charged penalties and interest at the prescribed rate. For more information, see Interest and penalties.
Lines 071, 072, and 073 – Registration number(s) for RPP or DPSP
Enter the seven-digit registration number(s) that we gave you (up to a maximum of three) for your registered pension plans or deferred profit sharing plans.
Lines 074 and 075 – Canadian-controlled private corporations or unincorporated employers
Enter the social insurance numbers of any proprietors or principal owners.
Lines 076 and 078 – Person to contact about this return
Enter the name and telephone number of a person that we can call to get or clarify information you reported on the summary.
Filing T4A Summary
If you are filing electronically, do not send us a paper copy of the slips or summary. For more information, go to Filing Information Returns Electronically.
If you are filing on paper, use the T4A Summary, Summary of Pension, Retirement, Annuity, and Other Income, to report the totals of the amounts that you reported on the T4A slips. Send the original T4A summary and the related slips to:
Ottawa Technology Centre
Canada Revenue Agency
875 Heron Road
Ottawa ON K1A 1G9
If the total number of T4A slips you file is more than 50 slips for the same calendar year, you have to file them over the Internet.
Do not send us a summary with no T4A slips or a summary with no amounts to report.
You cannot change your address using the summary return. To change your address, do one of the following:
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