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Small mistake on taxes

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Sr. Member
Jan 22, 2015
658 posts
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Small mistake on taxes

I made an rrsp contribution this year so obviously I put it on my taxes. But I made a small mistake. When it asks for your prior year contribution limit I entered the 2018 limit insead of the 2017. The amount I contributed was much smaller than the limit.

Should I go back and change this? I didn't realize this until after I submitted.
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Deal Addict
Apr 6, 2008
1807 posts
1142 upvotes
Well I would be careful now, you might get CRA calling... threatening to get you arrested. I would comply, just only send them iTunes gift cards. They asked for Target but I couldn't find any in Canada...

All kidding aside...I would make an amended return before they do an audit. CRA doesn't fool around when they think they have been wronged.
Deal Expert
Aug 22, 2011
30360 posts
16200 upvotes
Ottawa
rssdale wrote: I made an rrsp contribution this year so obviously I put it on my taxes. But I made a small mistake. When it asks for your prior year contribution limit I entered the 2018 limit insead of the 2017. The amount I contributed was much smaller than the limit.

Should I go back and change this? I didn't realize this until after I submitted.
You'll be fine, as you didn't over contribute.
Before the days of MYCRA account and I couldn't be bothered to look for the paper NOA, I simply put the limit at $1000 more than my contribution.
Sr. Member
May 16, 2017
881 posts
915 upvotes
That deduction limit line isn't used by CRA to change any data they have it is only used to provide the taxpayer with guidance on avoiding RRSP overcontributions.
Deal Fanatic
Feb 9, 2009
7939 posts
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OH CRAP I SMELL 7-10 YEARS IN JAIL FOR THIS!

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