T4A slip with box 32, profile is prompting me to fill out either box 126 or 162. How do I know which box to fill out? Will the client have to ask his former employer?

Box 126 will keep RPP deduction

Box 162 will remove RPP deduction

How do I know which box to fill out? Will the client have to ask his former employer?

I've attached a screenshot for reference.



Hello ha1ey0323,

As the message indicates it might not apply. 

"Box 032 - Registered pension plan contributions (past service)
Enter the amount you can deduct on line 207 of your return. For more information, see Guide T4040, RRSPs and Other Registered Plans for Retirement.

The amounts in the following boxes are included in box 032 :

Box 126 - Pre-1990 past service contributions while a contributor
Box 162 - Pre-1990 past service contributions while not a contributor"

You can find more information on this from the CRA's guides including the "RRSPs and Other Registered Plans for Retirement" guide at the bottom of page 7.

There it mentions it is possible to retrieve the relevant information "on a receipt that your plan administrator issued".


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