How to Request a T4 from Canada Revenue Agency

Introduction 

Many tax filers urgently need to receive their T4 online. It doesn't matter if you need a copy for your records, a T4 for tax filing, or to provide your bank with evidence of income when applying for loans or mortgages. The T4 is a necessary tax form since it details your income from your employer.

Your T4 will show your total income, tax, CPP, and social security benefits. This knowledge is crucial when navigating your financial journey. Thus, there are several justifications for obtaining a copy of your T4. This blog will outline all the simple procedures for requesting your T4 from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

What is a T4 slip?

In order to properly prepare and submit a tax return to the Canada Revenue Agency, information from the T4-Statement of Remuneration Paid slip is crucial (CRA). Along with your income, it also displays your contributions to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Employment Insurance (EI), and taxes you have already paid for the year.

A T4 slip for the whole year of your employment will be provided by each of your employers. A T4 slip from your employer includes a copy that is sent to the CRA as well. T4 slips for the previous tax year are due from employers to their employees by the end of February each year. You can receive a printed copy from your employer in the mail or directly from them. Alternatively, they might send your T4 to you electronically, either via email or their online payroll system.

How to receive your T4 slips 

You may get your T4 in a variety of ways, including online or on paper.

  1. Forward you the T4 slip copy.
  2. Obtaining your T4 via your Canada Revenue Agency ( MY CRA Account )
  3. Calling or emailing the helpline 
  4. T4 over the internet if I use autofill

Forward you the T4 slip copy 

Requesting a replica from your employer is the quickest method to get your T4. They can accomplish this by sending you a copy via email or by mailing you your slip. As long as you have at least a photo of your T4, both methods are acceptable. Additionally, keep in mind that your employer is required by law to give you your T4 by the end of February following the fiscal year.

Retrieving your T4 via your Canada Revenue Agency ( MY CRA Account )

Retrieving your T4 via your MY CRA Account is the alternative method of receiving it online. You may access your information using this online account, to which you have access. You must be registered with the Canada Revenue Agency for this account. If you haven't registered yet, we have a wonderful post on how to do so here. You will be able to access and view all of your T4s from your tax year after you have registered and can log in. You will also discover other tax slips for both this year and past years.

Calling or emailing the helpline 

You can also call the Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-8281 if you are unable to get your T4 through your employer or online account. They can mail you a copy of your T4 so that you have one. But keep in mind that the mail might take a few weeks. Most likely, the slowest method of getting your information is this one.

T4 over the internet if I use autofill

The best approach to completing your tax return is using autofill. The Canada Revenue Agency's technology has completely changed how tax returns are filed. The fact that not all slips can be retrieved using autofill is a crucial point to remember. The use of autofill has certain disadvantages. Because of this, it is always advisable to employ one of our Accountants online to help walk you through the process if you use auto-fill through TurboTax or other services.

The best example is if you file your taxes in the middle of February. Well, some of your bank or employer slips are still unavailable on the CRA website. You file your tax return online with TurboTax utilizing autofill. However, not all slips will be available. Following your filing, the CRA responds with a penalty for missing elements. So it is advisable to take help from experts or any professional help if you are using the autofill method to receive your T4 slip. 

Conclusion 

This blog has looked at all perspectives on requesting T4 slips from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The T4 is a CRA-required form since it details your income from your employer. It also displays your contributions to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Employment Insurance (EI), and taxes you have already paid for the year. The Canada Revenue Agency's technology has completely changed how tax returns are filed. There are many different methods through which you can request a T4 slip: forwarding your T4 slip copy, retrieving your T4 via your MY CRA Account, calling or emailing helpline, so it is advisable to ask for help from a professional in case of any issue or problem that may occur when requesting a T4 slip from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Wow, you now have all the necessary information to seek a T4 slip. Are you planning to do so soon? 

Written By:
Salman Rundhawa
Salman Rundhawa is the founder of Filing Taxes. Salman provides valuable tax planning, accounting, and income tax preparation services in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, and Hamilton.

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