How to file T777 AND GST370 forms from Multiple Employers in tax year
I ran into this problem last year, submitted a report to Profile, but see no changes to the software this year.
Specifically, I have clients who change jobs during the year and receive T2200 forms from each employer authorizing claims for employment expenses AND filing the GST370 for the GST rebate on expenses paid from each employer.
Profile software only allows ONE T777 form and ONE GST370 form. Thus, all employment expenses are merged onto the one T777 form, and from there, merged onto the ONE GST370 form. However, the GST370 is designed for ONLY one employer (identified in the heading and in their closing signature if required). It's not fair that expenses from employer "y" are being reported on the GST370 form of employer "x" .
I reviewed other tax software last year to see how they deal with the issue and found other software that uses multiple T777 and multiple GST370.
I also called CRA about it. CRA advised that a unique T777 and GST370 form should be used for each employer. CRA said that multiple GST370 forms (one for each employer) can be submitted AT THE TIME OF FILING THE RETURN. The rule that only ONE GST370 form in the tax year is to stress that they want all forms to be submitted at ONE time, when you file your taxes, and won't accept receipt of other forms later in the year (ie: do an adjustment to file GST370 on a 2nd or 3rd employer later in the year after the first form is submitted). CRA advised that in my situation with multiple employers and a tax software that doesn't support multiple employers, that I should file a Paper return in order to separate the unique employers on the T777 and the GST370 forms.
I have the same situation this year again and am hopeful a solution can be found soon, although it may not be soon enough, as I'll be ready to e-file this client's return next week.
I find it strange that Profile supports multiple T2125 forms but NOT multiple T777 forms!
Thanks for looking into this. How have others been dealing with this issue?