This is my first time using sage to file T4's electronically. I went through all the steps and an XML document was created, however as far as I can tell there was no T4 Summary created. Is this correct? My issue is, I did not have my remittances set up in sage for 2017 so my T4 summary is incorrect unless I am given an option to put an amount in the "other remittance" box. I can only do this however if I print to paper. Am I missing something? Is there another step for the summary when submitting electronically or does the summary have to be submitted on paper regardless or is a summary not required for an electronic submission?
With electronic filing of T4 forms there is no need to file a T4 Summary. This is the same whether filing through the Sage 50 program or using one of the other ways CRA has provided to file the T forms.
Alwyn is correct when he says that there is no need to separately file the T4 summary when filing electronically. The electronic file includes (a) a header that says what you are filing, (b) the T4 slips, and (c) the T4 summary - all in one .xml file. If you want to reassure yourself of what's there, you can make a copy of the .xml file and open it with your web browser. (I prefer using a copy, so that I can't accidentally change the real file). It's a bit ugly looking, but is actually quite easy to read. Each piece of data has a label telling you what it is - and, near the bottom of the file, you should find the T4 summary.
Thanks to you both. Another question, do you know why I can't select box 40 for an employees RRSP deduction when filing electronically in sage? Do I need to complete any T4s by hand for every employee who is contributing by hand?
Another question, do you know why I can't select box 40 for an employees RRSP deduction when filing electronically in sage? Do I need to complete any T4s by hand for every employee who is contributing by hand?
To clarify, are you stating the employee contributes to a company RRSP plan or are they contributing to their own personal RRSP using the employer to deduct the RRSP amounts and the employer is remitting them to the plan on their behalf and the employer is not contributing to the plan.
The employer is deducting the employees portion and also matching it, however the employer did not set up their portion in Sage. I discovered this after I added this question. Thank you for your reply