2015-01-09 00:00:00TaxesEnglishT4 slips, while important, can be a daunting annual task but as a QuickBooks Payroll subscriber, it is a whole lot simpler.https://quickbooks.intuit.com/ca/resources/ca_qrc/uploads/2015/01/Too-Much-Paperwork-1.jpghttps://quickbooks.intuit.com/ca/resources/taxes/its-t4-time-again/It’s T4 Time Again

It’s T4 Time Again

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T4 slips are used to report the income you paid to your employees over the previous calendar year to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Creating T4 slips, while important, can be a daunting annual task. Using QuickBooks Payroll can make the process a whole lot simpler.

By the last day of February each year, you’ll need to distribute T4 slips to your employees and file them with the CRA if:

  • You deducted CPP (Canada Pension Plan) contributions, QPP (Québec Pension Plan) contributions, EI (Employment Insurance) premiums, PPIP (Provincial Parental Insurance Plan) premiums, or income tax.


  • You paid an employee more than $500.


Note: You’ll need to provide your employees with a T4 form for each province or territory they worked in for your company.

For 2018, the deadline for completing your T4 slips is February 28, 2018.

If you’re not sure how to report a specific benefit or amount on the T4 slip, consult an accountant or the CRA.

The following list of resources contains detailed instructions on how to create and file T4 slips, based on which version of QuickBooks Payroll you are using:


Tip: Before creating T4 slips, it’s a good idea to check that you have correctly entered your employees’ names, addresses, and social insurance numbers.

If any of your employees have had a name or address change during the year and you haven’t yet updated your QuickBooks company file with the new information, it’s important to make those changes now.

You may be asked for your Web Access Code during the T4 process. If you don’t yet have one, you can request one from the CRA website.

Other resources:

We hope these tips have been helpful. Thank you for choosing QuickBooks Payroll to help you with this important area of your business. We wish you all the best of success in 2018.


QuickBooks Payroll Team

Information may be abridged and therefore incomplete. This document/information does not constitute, and should not be considered a substitute for, legal or financial advice. Each financial situation is different, the advice provided is intended to be general. Please contact your financial or legal advisors for information specific to your situation.

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