How to claim your RRSP, PRPP or SPP contributions on your income tax and benefit return

Registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) issuers, pooled registered pension plan (PRPP) or specified pension plan (SPP) administrators will give you a receipt for the amounts you contributed. If you contributed to your spouse's or common-law partner's RRSP or SPP, the receipt should show your name as the contributor and your spouse's name or common-law partner's name as the annuitant.

If you are filing a paper return, attach the receipt(s) to your income tax and benefit return. 

If using EFILE, show your receipt(s) to your tax preparer and keep them in case the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) asks to see them. 

If you are using NETFILE, keep your receipt(s) in case the CRA asks to see them.

If you do not get your receipt(s) before the filing deadline, go to "Missing slips or receipts" in the Income Tax and Benefit Guide.

If you made contributions from January 1, 1991, to March 1, 1995, that you did not deduct, and you did not show it on Schedule 7 for tax year 1994, contact the Canada Revenue Agency.

Where do you deduct your contributions

Deduct your contributions on line 20800 – RRSP deduction of your income tax and benefit return.

For information on deducting your pooled registered pension plan (PRPP) contributions, go to contributions to a PRPP.

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