Salaries for an assistant

You can deduct the salary you paid, or that was paid for you and included in your income, to your substitute or assistant.

Note

You may have to withhold income tax, Canada Pension Plan (CPP) or Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) contributions, and employment insurance (EI) and provincial parental insurance plan (PPIP) premiums from the salary you paid. Report on a T4 slip, the salary and amounts you withheld. For more information, see RC4120, Employers' Guide - Filing the T4 slip and Summary.

As the employer, you can also deduct as an expense your share of the CPP or QPP contributions and the EI and PPIP premiums.

Completing your tax return

Enter this amount on the Other expenses line (9270) on Form T777, Statement of Employment Expenses.

Enter on line 229, the allowable amount of your employment expenses from the total expenses line of Form T777.

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