All of this information is taken from: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update/covid-19-t4a.html.
CRA and COVID-19
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- T4A slips for 2020 tax year
- You did not receive a T4A slip
- Issues with your T4A slip
- Reporting T4A amounts on your tax return
T4A slips for 2020 tax year
If you received any of the COVID-19 emergency or recovery benefits, you will get a T4A slip from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Quebec residents will get both a T4A and RL-1 slip.
The CRA will provide T4A slips starting in January 2021. You should receive your T4A slip before March 10, 2021.
The COVID-19 benefit payment amounts from your T4A slip must be reported as income on your 2020 income tax and benefit return.
You did not receive a T4A slip
If you applied for a COVID-19 benefit with Service Canada, you will receive a T4E slip instead of a T4A slip. For more information go to Employment Insurance tax slips (T4Es) and itemized statements.
Issues with your T4A slip
Call the CRA right away if:
- Your T4A slip does not show the correct amounts
- You did not apply for a COVID-19 benefit, but received a T4A slip
Telephone number: 1-800-959-8281
Reporting T4A amounts on your tax return
You will need to enter the COVID-19 benefit amounts from your T4A slip on line 13000 of your 2020 income tax and benefit return.
Remember to keep all your tax documents for at least 6 years.