Employer refuses to give me my T4 slip unless I pay them
There was a ruling from the CRA that I am indeed an employee and NOT an independent contractor.
I have now asked for my 2012 T4 slip and they have told me that in order to create the T4 slip they need to remit the amount they should have deducted on my behalf to the CRA. They want me to cut them a check for $2500 and then they will give me my T4 slip.
I have talked to my employer and told them that I find it strange that I need to cut them a check in order to receive my T4 slip. They told me that's the only way they can generate the slip. That they need to remit the amount they should have deducted to cra in order to create it.
I have called the CRA several times and they all agree that the employer can not hold my T4 for any reason. However, they were not able to link me to anything on the CRA website that explicitly states that an employer can not ask for money in order to generate a T4 slip. They however told me that I can still file my taxes without a T4 as long as I send in all my pay stubs, the ruling letter from CRA and a note explaining the situation.
What I want to know is if there is anything in writing I can show my employer that states that they can not ask me for payment in order for me to receive my T4 slip?
I have no issue paying the CRA my taxes but I certainly feel uncomfortable cutting my employer a check in order to receive my T4 slip. I would much rather pay the CRA directly.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.