The T4 (Statement of Remuneration Paid) slips and Relevé-1 (RL-1) slips are used to report all income you paid to your employees over the previous calendar year to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Revenu Québec, respectively, including salaries, wages, taxable benefits (company contributions), commissions, and any other remuneration you give to your employees (such as tips) .
QuickBooks Desktop can create, print & EFILE T4 and RL-1 forms for you. Review this article to maximize the functionality of these features. If you are uncertain about how to report a specific benefit or amount on the T4 slip, consult your accountant or the CRA.
Important: Before you create T4/RL-1 forms, cheque to make sure that you have correctly entered the employees’ name, address and Social Insurance Numbers. To review this information, from the menu bar, click Reports > Employees & Payroll > Employee Contact List.
You can print and email T4/RL-1 slips directly from QuickBooks Desktop. You are no longer required to print on pre-printed forms.
To EFILE T4s/RL-1s in QuickBooks Desktop, you have to meet all of the following conditions:
If you notice that one or more of the T4/RL-1 slips you have filed contain an error, you can amend and re-file the slips using QuickBooks Desktop.
After you have amended your T4/RL-1 slips, you will need to provide a copy of each amended form to your employee and the CRA/Revenu Québec. You can either email the slips to your employee and EFILE with the CRA/Revenu Québec, or print the slips to send and submit manually.
Note: Do not file an amended summary form when you file amended slips.
You will need to provide a copy of each cancelled form to your employee and the CRA/Revenu Québec. You can either email the slips to your employee and EFILE with the CRA/Revenu Québec, or print the slips to send and submit manually.
If you have EFILED your employees' T4/RL-1 slips with the CRA/Revenu Québec, you do not need to create a T4/RL-1 Summary form.
If you have not EFILED your T4/RL-1 slips, once all T4/RL-1 slips are printed, you must prepare a T4/RL-1 Summary. This summary report totals all employee earnings as recorded on the T4/RL-1 slips. It also totals the deductions and payroll taxes withheld from the employees during the calendar year. Lastly, this form is used to reconcile those amounts with the source deduction payments that you remitted to CRA/Revenu Québec.
QuickBooks Desktop calculates the amounts for the T4/RL-1 Summary report by adding up the amounts on all of the T4/RL-1 slips. Unlike the T4/RL-1 slips, you cannot edit the T4/RL-1 Summary report.