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How to optimize retirement income transfer for TP1

This article details the method to acquire the optimum retirement transfer amount for a TP1’s client.

1. Complete form T1032 on the federal side.

2. Open Form TP1Q – Retirement Income Transferred to your spouse for 20[YY]in the return of the person receiving the pension:


3. Confirm the checkbox indicating the person is the Pensioner is checked by the T1032 form:


 4. Click the Retirement Income Transfer link:


5. The TP1QOpt - Optimize Retirement Income Transfer form opens:

 6. Right-click anywhere on the TP1QOpt - Optimize Retirement Income Transfer form; the selection menu displays:


7. Select Optimize retirement income transfer from the selection menu.

The TP1QOpt form populates with the optimum suggested split-pension information. At the bottom of the form a graph displays various impacts on the combined income tax/balance dues at various pension income split dollar values:


8. Enter the amount desired in field Retirement income transferred. The amount displays on line 22 of the TP1QOpt 

Using the scenario's in the Calculator section

  1. Click in the Retirement income transfer box under Scenario # 1.
  2. Enter the amount of pension income to be transferred.
  3. Press <Enter>.

The calculator displays the Income tax contribution and Balance Owing for each individual, as well as combined net benefit for the couple.

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