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Why aren't my RRSP contributions appearing on my tax return?

If entered correctly, you should be able to view your RRSP contributions on your RRSP Summary in TurboTax. You can navigate to this section by following the steps below:

  1. Select Find (or the magnifying glass icon) from the menu.
  2. In the search field:
    • For TurboTax Online, type RRSP summary.
    • For TurboTax CD/download, type RRSP/PRPP summary.
  3. Select the phrase you typed from the list of search results and then select Go.

All the RRSP contributions you report are summarized in your TurboTax account, but they don't necessarily show up on your detailed tax summary. Here are some of the most common reasons why:

To calculate your RRSP deduction properly, TurboTax needs to know your deduction limit for the tax year. If you've entered your RRSP contributions but haven't entered your deduction limit, TurboTax won't be able to calculate your deduction properly.

If you designate your RRSP contributions as repayment of a Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) or Home Buyers' Plan (HBP), they'll be calculated on your return as repayments, not contributions.

Since the CRA doesn't allow RRSP contributions over your contribution limit, TurboTax won't calculate your deduction if you enter contributions that are over your limit.

If your RRSP contributions aren't needed this year to reduce your taxable income (and therefore taxes owing), TurboTax allows you to transfer them to a future year. In this case, your contributions are seen by TurboTax as unused contributions, which can be deducted in a future year when there's an opportunity to use them. You can review these details on Schedule 7 of the PDF copy of your return.

If you purchased or indicated that you purchased spousal RRSPs, the deduction will be calculated on your spouse's return, not on yours. You can review these details on Schedule 7 of the PDF copy of your spouse/partner's return.

Related information:

How do I enter RRSP contributions in TurboTax?

How do I designate my RRSP/PRPP contributions as repayment of my Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP)?

How do I change the RRSP carry-forward amount?

How do I see a detailed summary of my return in TurboTax online editions?

How do I save a PDF copy of my tax return in the CD/download edition of TurboTax?

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