T4A - Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity and Other Income

Entering this Amount

Entering T4A slip information

Tip: If you are preparing a coupled return, enter your T-slips first, then click your spouse's name at the top of the window to switch to his or her T-slip list. That way, you can enter both sets of T-slips quickly.
  1. Click T-Slips at the bottom of the form to open the T-Slip and Receipts Entry window.
  2. In the Federal Slips list, click T4A.
  3. In the first empty column, enter the amounts from your slip into the corresponding boxes.
    Note: Enter each slip into its own column. Do not add T-slip amounts together in one column.
  4. To enter another slip for the same taxpayer, click in the empty column to the right of the one you just entered.
  5. To enter a slip for your spouse, click his or her name at the top of the window.
  6. When you have finished, click Save & Close.
  7. In the Entering Your Federal T-Slips list, select all the checkboxes that apply.

    Click Take Me There to go there now.

  8. Select all the checkboxes that apply, then click Continue. If you're preparing an individual return, the first T-slip entry screen opens. If you're preparing a coupled return and indicated that both spouses had this type of slip, click to select which taxpayer's slip to enter first.
  9. Enter the amounts from your first slip into the corresponding fields. Some boxes on your paper slip are included for identification purposes and are not required to calculate your taxes.
  10. To enter another T4A slip, click Enter New T4A for [NAME]. When you have finished, click Done with T4As.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is reported on T4A slips?

T4A - Statement of pension, retirement, annuity and other income - definition

T4A slips show income received from pension plans, annuities, retirement allowances (including severance pay), death benefits, accumulated income payments, wage-loss replacement plans, research grants, scholarships, bursaries, lump-sum payments from deferred profit-sharing plans, medical premiums, and self-employed commission income.

The Canada Revenue Agency says...

Box Title Description
Box 016 Pension or superannuation This amount is transferred to line 115 of your T1 General. If eligible, your pension amount credit is included on line 314 of your Schedule 1.
Box 018 Lump-Sum payments

This amount is included on line 130 of your T1 General.

Box 020 Self-employed commissions This amount is transferred to Form T2125 - Statement of Business or Professional Activities.
Box 022 Income tax deducted This amount is included on line 437 of your T1 General.
Box 024 Annuities This amount is transferred to line 115 of your T1 General if:
  • you were 65 or older at the end of the year, or
  • the amount was received due to the death of your spouse or common-law partner (see the box below).

If neither of the above applies, this amount is included on line 130 of your T1 General.

Y/N Rec'd due to spouse's death Enter Yes if the amount in box 24 was received due to the death of your spouse or common-law partner. Select Yes if the amount in box 24 was received due to the death of your spouse or common-law partner.
Box 026 Eligible retiring allowances

This amount is included on line 130 of your T1 General.

You may be able to transfer this amount to an RRSP or RPP and claim a deduction. For more information, see Transfers to Registered Plans or funds and annuities.

Box 027 Non-eligible retiring allowances

This amount is transferred to line 130 of your T1 General.

You cannot transfer this amount to an RRSP or RPP.

Box 028 Other income Amounts not reported anywhere else on the T4A slip. See line 130.
Box 030 Patronage allocations Click this box to open the secondary data-entry window.

Split the total between the amount for business purchases and the amount for personal purchases. The business portion is included in line 130 of your T1 General. TurboTax does not report the personal amount.

Box 032 Registered pension plan contributions (past service) Click this box to open the secondary data-entry window.

Pre-1990 past-service contributions (Box 26) will be shown in the footnote codes area of your slip. Your allowable deduction is included in line 207 of your T1 General.

For more information, see Registered Pension Plans.

Box 034 Pension adjustment This amount is neither income nor a deduction. It is used in determining your maximum RRSP deduction. The amount is included on line 206 of your T1 General.
Box 040 RESP accumulated Income Payments This amount is included on line 130 of your T1 General and Form T1172, Tax on Accumulated Income Payments from RESPs.
Box 042 RESP educational assistance

This amount is transferred to line 130 of your T1 General.

Box 046 Donations and gifts This amount is transferred to Schedule 9. Your allowable claim is included on line 349 of Schedule 1.
Box 048 Fees for services This amount is included on line 135.
Box 131 Registered disability savings plan This is transferred to line 125.
Box 133 Variable pension benefits For more information, see Line 115 - Other pensions or superannuation.
Box 135 Premiums for private health services For more information, see Medical Expenses - Line 330.
Other boxes   Click this box to open the secondary data-entry window.
Box 102 Lump-sum payments - non-resident Amounts shown in this box are already included in Box 018 of your paper slip.
Box 104 Research grants The taxable amount is included on line 104 of your T1 General.
Box 105 - Scholarships, fellowships, bursaries, etc    
Box 105  Scholarships, etc - Full Time Post-secondary students who qualify for the full-time education amount - Enter here the full amount of the scholarships, fellowships, bursaries and artists' project grants you received related to the studies that entitled you to the full-time education amount. This amount is non-taxable if you qualify for the full-time education amount.

For information about tuition exemption, read P105, Students and Income Tax.

Box 105  Scholarships, etc - Part Time Post-secondary students who qualify for the part-time education amount - Enter here the full amount of the scholarships, fellowships, bursaries and artists' project grants you received that entitled you to the part-time education amount. The taxable amount (after subtracting the basic deduction and the costs/fees below) is included as income on line 130 of your T1 General.

For information about tuition exemption, read P105, Students and Income Tax.

Box 105  Tuition fees/cost related to Part Time scholarships, etc Post-secondary students who qualify for the part-time education amount - Enter here the amount of the costs and fees (from your T2202) related to the part-time studies for which you received the scholarship. This amount is deducted from your scholarship income.
Box 105  Elementary and secondary scholarships Elementary or secondary students - Enter here the full amount of the scholarships, fellowships, bursaries and artists' project grants you received. This amount is non-taxable.
Box 106 Death benefits from employer You may not have to pay tax on up to $10,000 of this amount (see Death benefits for more information). Enter the total benefit here and, if applicable, enter the tax-exempt amount manually on Form OTHER on the line called Less: Tax exemption. The taxable portion is included on line 130 of your T1 General.
Box 107 Wage-loss replacement plan These are payments from a wage-loss replacement plan. You can deduct contributions to such a plan later in the interview.

If you made contributions to the wage-loss replacement plan, enter them manually on Form EMPL.

The net amount is included on line 104 of your T1 General.

Box 108 Lump-sum payments from a RPP Amounts shown in this box are already included in Box 018 of your paper slip.
Box 109 Periodic pay from unregistered plan

This amount is transferred to line 130 of your T1 General.

Box 110 Lump-sum payments accr. Dec 31, 1971 Amounts shown in this box are already included in Box 018 of your paper slip.
Box 111 Income averaging annuity contracts This amount is included in box 024 - Annuities.
Box 115 DPSP annuity or instalment payments This amount is included in box 024 - Annuities.
Box 116 Medical travel assistance

Some boxes on your paper slip are included for identification purposes and are not required to calculate your taxes.

Box 117 Loan benefit

This amount is transferred to line 130 of your T1 General.

Box 118 Medical premium benefits

This amount is transferred to line 104 of your T1 General.

Box 119 Group term life insurance premiums This amount is the taxable benefit for premiums paid to cover you under a group term life-insurance plan.

This amount is transferred to line 104 of your T1 General.

Box 122 RESP accumulated income payments This amount is included in box 040 - RESP accumulated income.
Box 123 Payments from a revoked DPSP

This amount is transferred to line 130 of your T1 General.

Box 124 Board and lodging at special work sites

Some boxes on your paper slip are included for identification purposes and are not required to calculate your taxes.

Box 125 Disability benefits from pension

This amount is transferred to line 130 of your T1 General.

Box 126 Pre-1990 past service contributions This amount is included in box 032 - RPP contributions (past service).
Box 127 Veterans' benefits

This amount is transferred to line 104 of your T1 General.

Box 129 Tax deferred cooperative share

This amount is transferred to line 130 of your T1 General.

Box 130 Apprenticeship incentive or completion grant

This amount is transferred to line 130 of your T1 General.

Box 132 Wage Earner Protection Program

This amount is transferred to line 104 of your T1 General.

Box 134 TFSA taxable amount

This amount is transferred to line 130 of your T1 General.

Box 142 Status Indian (exempt income) - Eligible retiring allowances

Some boxes on your paper slip are included for identification purposes and are not required to calculate your taxes.

Box 143 Status Indian (exempt income) - Non-eligible retiring allowance

Some boxes on your paper slip are included for identification purposes and are not required to calculate your taxes.

Box 144 Status Indian (exempt income) - Other Income

Some boxes on your paper slip are included for identification purposes and are not required to calculate your taxes.

Box 146 Status Indian (exempt income) - Pension or superannuation

Some boxes on your paper slip are included for identification purposes and are not required to calculate your taxes.

Box 148 Status Indian (exempt income) - Lump-sum payments

Some boxes on your paper slip are included for identification purposes and are not required to calculate your taxes.

Box 150 Labour Adjustment. Benefits Act and Appropriation Acts

This amount is transferred to line 130 of your T1 General.

Box 152 SUBP qualified under the income tax act

This amount is transferred to line 104 of your T1 General.

Box 152 Cash award from or prize from payer

This amount is transferred to line 130 of your T1 General.

Box 156 Bankruptcy settlement

This amount is transferred to line 104 of your T1 General.

Box 158 Lump-sum payments from a RPP/DPSP Amounts shown in this box are already included in Box 018 of your paper slip.
Box 180 Lump-sum payments from a DSP Amounts shown in this box are already included in Box 018 of your paper slip.
Box 190 Lump-sum payments from an unregular plan Amounts shown in this box are already included in Box 018 of your paper slip.
Related information
Line 210 - Deduction for elected split-pension amount