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The is conflicting info on this site as to how I account for my child's T4A(P) benefit. File their own return or put on my return under dependant deductions NI?

I seem to be getting conflicting answers on the site about how to deal with my child's T4A(P) slip. It is their only income/benefit. Do I:

1. File a separate return for him?

2. Just ignore it, as it is very little income?

3. Add it to the Deductions -> Additional Dependant Info -> Net Income? This doesn't seems right as it references that I would have a T1 for him. 


Please advise

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The is conflicting info on this site as to how I account for my child's T4A(P) benefit. File their own return or put on my return under dependant deductions NI?

You do not need to file a separate tax return for a child who receives a T4A(P) slip. (Only if they had other income from say a part-time job, would you file a tax return for them.)

Add this income as the child's income by going to > Deductions -> Additional Dependant Info -> Net Income. No T1 is needed for the child to add this income there, and only if you are a single parent making a claim for the Eligible Dependant Amount for one of your children will the addition of this income have any effect on your own tax return. 

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The is conflicting info on this site as to how I account for my child's T4A(P) benefit. File their own return or put on my return under dependant deductions NI?

You do not need to file a separate tax return for a child who receives a T4A(P) slip. (Only if they had other income from say a part-time job, would you file a tax return for them.)

Add this income as the child's income by going to > Deductions -> Additional Dependant Info -> Net Income. No T1 is needed for the child to add this income there, and only if you are a single parent making a claim for the Eligible Dependant Amount for one of your children will the addition of this income have any effect on your own tax return. 

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