T4 return tips for Canadian employers

January 17, 2014
5 minutes read

It’s that time of year again— each Canadian business owner needs to report employee income and deductions to the government in the form of a T4 slip. You will need to fill out a T4 if you have deducted CPP, EI, PPIP premiums or income tax from your employee’s wages, or if their wages are more than $500.

T4 slips are due to your employees by February 28th. It only takes a couple of minutes to generate T4 slips for your employees in Wave. At this time, we do not file your T4 return on your behalf, but we do make it easy for you to do it yourself!

Simply select the Taxes tab and select T4 Filing:

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From there you will be able to see T4 slips for each of your employees. Please take a look through these forms to ensure you are not missing any fields. Then, scroll to the bottom and select the green Generate T4s and T4 Summary button.

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From here you will need to do two last things:

1. Print and distribute T4 slips to your employees before February 28th.

2. File your T4 return before the February 28th, 2014 deadline. To do this, you can file a paper return or an electronic return with the CRA. If you have any questions, check out the T4 section on the CRA website.

By Sarah Stockdale

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