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Hello Carastefan,

1. On the "Left side menu on the Interview tab" select "Interview setup".

2. On the page that appears on the right, go to the "Investment income and expenses" group, check the box "Foreign income and foreign property (T1135)" and click on "Next" at the bottom of the page.

3- Return to the "Left side menu on the Interview tab" and select "Foreign income and property".

4- On the screen to your right, click on "Foreign pension income (includes U.S social security benefits)".

5. On the new generated page, go to the line "Country from where you received the foreign income". If your country signed a tax treaty with Canada, a deduction under 20(11) will not be allowed, enter the name of the country according to the list generated by the program.

6- For the line "Type of foreign pension income", choose the income that corresponds to your situation from the drop-down menu on your right.

7- For the line "Amount of foreign income received", enter the amount you received.

If part or the entire pension is exempt from tax under an agreement or a tax agreement concluded between that country and Quebec or Canada, you can claim a deduction for income not taxable under a tax treaty. The International Tax Services Office of the Canada Revenue Agency can inform you about these tax treaties and arrangements.

8- Once this information is obtained, for the line "Income exempt under a tax treaty (leave blank for US social security benefits)", enter the amount.

This amount will be reported on line 25600 of the federal return and line 297 of the Quebec return. The code 12 will be entered on Quebec line 296.

This income will be generated by the program on lines 11500 of the federal return and 122 of the Quebec return for residents of that province.

For more details, please consult the CRA's website, as well as Revenu Québec's website if applicable, via the following links:

CRA foreign pension:


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