the investment reported on your T5 is a joint investment with your
spouse or common-law partner, enter your percentage of the investment in
the first box. If the shares are 50% each (50-50) then enter 50% in the
first box, and do not enter a percentage in the second spouse's slip.
For each box that applies to you, enter the full amount from your T5 slip; only your portion is transferred to your return. If you are preparing a coupled return, your spouse's portion is transferred his or her return.
Note: Although this amount does not appear in your spouse's T5 entry window, do not re-enter it there. It has been included on his or her Schedule 4 - Statement of Investment income.
I find concrete examples clearer to understand: John and Mary are married and contribute equally to an investment that produces a T5 form. The T5 is in Mary's name and box 13 reads 2000. When reporting the income, what value would John insert into Box 13 and what value would Mary insert into Box 13? Who puts the 50 into the "Enter percentage of slip to claim on your spouse's tax return (if applicable)"? Only Mary? Only John? Both?
Thanks in advance.
Mary reports the full amount of the T5 and Mary puts 50.0% in the box "Enter percentage of slip to claim on your spouse's tax return (if applicable)" John does not claim anything as the amount will automatically transfer to his spousal return in Schedule 4.
This technique for including joint ownership applies to the T3 and T5008 data as well as the T5. While our investments are jointly owned the CRA autodownload feature only provides the T5, T3 and T5008 to one of us. You do not need to reenter any of the information in the other owner's tax form, just enter your percentage and the balance is automatically added to the spouses tax forms. (It took me 3 years to figure out how to do this but Turbotax was working correctly and automatically.)