Line 22200 – Making additional CPP contributions
Note: Line 22200 was line 222 before tax year 2019.
You may not have contributed to the CPP for certain income you earned through employment or you may have contributed less than required. This can happen if any of the following apply:
- You had more than one employer in 2020
- You had income, such as tips, from which your employer did not have to withhold contributions
- You were in a type of employment that was not covered under CPP rules, such as casual employment
Generally, if the total of your CPP, QPP, or both contributions through employment, as shown in boxes 16 and 17 of your T4 slips, is less than $2,898 you can contribute 10.5% on any part of the income on which you have not already made contributions. The maximum income for 2020 on which you can contribute to the CPP is $58,700.
To calculate and make additional CPP contributions for 2020, complete Form CPT20, Election to Pay Canada Pension Plan Contributions, and Form 5000-S8 (residents of Quebec use Form 5005-S8) or Form RC381, Inter-provincial calculation for CPP and QPP contributions and overpayments for 2020, whichever applies. Enter the amounts on line 22200 and line 31000, whichever is applicable. Form CPT20 lists the eligible employment income on which you can make additional CPP contributions.
Tax-exempt employment income earned by a registered Indian or person entitled to be registered under the Indian Act – If you are a registered Indian, or person entitled to be registered under the Indian Act, with tax-exempt employment income, and there is no amount shown in box 16 or 17 of your T4 slips, you may also be able to contribute to the CPP on this income. For more benefit and tax information for aboriginal peoples go to Aboriginal peoples.
Completing your tax return
If you were not a resident of Quebec on December 31, 2020, claim on line 22200 and on line 31000 of your return, in dollars and cents, the amount from Schedule 8 or Form RC381, whichever applies. Claim on line 42100 of your return the amount from Schedule 8 or Form RC381, whichever applies.
If you were a resident of Quebec on December 31, 2020, claim on line 22200 and on line 31000 of your return, in dollars and cents, the amount from Schedule 8 or Form RC381, whichever applies. Line 42100 does not apply to you.
Your CPP or QPP contributions must be prorated if in 2020 one of the following situations applies:
- You were a CPP participant and turned 18 or 70 years of age or received a CPP disability pension
- You were a QPP participant and turned 18 years of age or received a QPP disability pension
- You were a CPP working beneficiary (see line 30800) and elected to stop paying CPP contributions or revoked an election made in a previous year
- You are filing a return for a person who died in 2020
Attach a copy of Form CPT20 and Schedule 8 or Form RC381, whichever applies, to your paper return, or send Form CPT20 to the CRA separately on or before June 15, 2022.
If you started receiving CPP retirement benefits in 2020, the CRA may prorate your basic exemption.
Forms and publications
- Income Tax Package – Guide, return, and schedules
- Schedule 8, Canada Pension Plan Contributions and Overpayment - Common to all EXCEPT for Quebec
- Schedule 8, Quebec Pension Plan Contributions (for Quebec only)
- Form CPT20, Election to Pay Canada Pension Plan Contributions
- Form RC381, Inter-provincial calculation for CPP and QPP contributions and overpayments for 2020
- Lines 13500 to 14300 – Self-employment income
- Line 30800 – CPP or QPP contributions through employment
- Line 31000 – CPP or QPP contributions on self-employment and other earnings
- Line 42100 – CPP contributions payable on self-employment and other earnings
- Service Canada – EI Special Benefits for Self-Employed People
- Revenu Québec
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