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Filing Income Tax w/missing T4

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you need the T4 from them or else the CRA may kick your ass when there is a reassessment.

Just call that place of work again and ask for a T4.. if all else fails.. call the CRA and ask them for advice
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Take a look at this thread... different reason for not having his T4 slip, however information regarding the missing T4 is the same.
http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/show ... p?t=560190
As the poster before this one said - they are required to mail it out by the last day of February. If you haven't recieved it by March 7th, I would give them a call the following Monday. Do they have your proper address?

Also, here is a link from Revenue Canada that may be helpful.
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tax/individ...ps/menu-e.html
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If you know that you will not receive your slip by the filing due date, attach a note to your paper return stating the payer's name and address, the type of income involved, and what you are doing to get the slip. Use any stubs or statements you may have to calculate the income you have to report and any related deductions and credits you can claim. Attach the stubs or statements to your paper return. If you are filing electronically, keep all of your documents in case we ask to see them.
it is very useful. If employers have an obligation to get the T4 to the former employee by a certain date, then i assume that there are consequences for the former employer failing to provide the former employee with the T4. I am suggesting that the OP file a formal complaint, which could lead to some sort of reprimand/negative consequence for the employer.

also, calling them and telling them that the T4 is late should result in them taking the situation more seriously.

in case you don't know, employers often screw terminated employees around and delay, or "forget" the appropriate tax documentation (ROE, T4), so it is entirely possible that this is an intentional act.
:o please ignore my ... negative comments ... they don't contribute to the topic...
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IoannI wrote:
Mar 8th, 2008 10:37 pm
According to the note posted there under the link to Revenue Canada. I could file the my income tax without attaching the T4. And just attach a slip of paper with all the information and my pay stub.

So I could do this without getting in any trouble the CRA? Will I eventually have to mail them the slip if I get it?
*i think* you would also have to show that you have actively made an effort to get the T4 slip. I would suggest calling CRA to find out exactly.
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You have tow viable & legal options:

1> Estimate your income and include it on your return. You will get a notice of reassessment and will have to call the CRA to tell them the amount of your estimate (that is when you get the notice of reassessment).

2> Call the CRA and ask them for the amounts from your employers T4. Chances are they have it nowor will have it very shortly.

You cauld also call your employer and ask for a copy.
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This is why you keep all your paystubs through the year.
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your last pay stub from them or at the end of the year, should be the same as the T4.

if you quit during the year, the last pay advice they send you will have the same information you will have on your T4
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Sonbuster wrote:
Mar 9th, 2008 11:55 am
your last pay stub from them or at the end of the year, should be the same as the T4.

if you quit during the year, the last pay advice they send you will have the same information you will have on your T4
Not always - there are others things, such as LTD and life insurance taxable benefits that "could" be included in box 14 that do not show up on the T4 (maybe not the the case of a fast food joint). I know what I am doing when it comes to taxes - I always estimate my return before I get my T4. I have yet to be correct by estimating from my last pay-stub.

The employer has a legal responsibility to provide a T4 by February 28th each year and should provide it when requested.
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Since you have a pay stub, the amounts on that paystub are what you can use in your income tax return. There is a remote possibility that there may be some deductions not recorded on there, but as you worked at a fast food place, I doubt it. Even if there are, you can file an adjustment later - and the difference in tax owing would probably be pocket change. And if you owe or are owed $2 or less, CRA will not bother.

You should file a complaint with the CRA that your employer is not providing you with a T4. Then if CRA ever asks you for that missing T4, there will be something on file that you reported it.
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