What's new for payroll

Guide T4127

The January 1, 2017, version of Guide T4127, Payroll Deductions Formulas for Computer Programs, is now available on the CRA website.

CPP enhancement

On October 6, 2016, the Government of Canada tabled legislation that will enhance the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). For more information, go to Canada Pension Plan enhancement.

Guides T4032 and T4008

The July 1, 2016, version of Guide T4032, Payroll Deductions Tables, and Guide T4008, Payroll Deductions Supplementary Tables, is now available on the CRA website.

Limit on paper form orders

Since August 2015, if you order paper copies of certain types of information returns (slips), there is an order limit of 50. You can use the CRA's Web Forms service online to save, print, and send your T4 slips and summaries electronically.

Customized slips and summary forms

You no longer need to get CRA approval for most customized information slips and summaries. For more information go to Customized.

Mandatory electronic filing

As of January 1, 2016, if you file more than 50 information returns for a calendar year and you do not file the returns by Internet file transfer or Web Forms, you may have to pay a penalty. For more information see Penalty for failure to file information returns over the Internet.

Replying online to the CRA about forms

Since October 2015, business owners registered in my Business Account and representatives with access to Represent a Client have been able to reply online to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) about the following forms:

  • Form PD7A, Statement of Account for Current Source Deductions
  • Form PD1114, Tax Deduction, Canada Pension Plan and Employment Insurance Information Request
  • Form PD4R, Tax Deduction, Canada Pension Plan and Employment Insurance Discrepancy Notice
  • Form T216, Accelerated Remitter Notice
  • Form TX14PD, Request to File Notice

In the future, you will receive these forms online instead of paper forms if you have registered for online mail.
For more information about this service, see You've got online mail... from the Canada Revenue Agency.

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