is cpp automatically paid by the act of filing taxes? or must i check a box somewhere in the online filing process?

hi, i'm wolf and curious:  i completed online prep and ready to file, both spouses are self-employed no children, but her schedule 8 is empty.  what are possible reasons a schedule 8 might be empty?  is cpp automatically paid by the act of filing taxes?  or must i check a box somewhere in the online filing process?

and if she did not file taxes since 09, might that explain an empty schedule 8?


I thought you were asking about CPP pension payments. You have to apply to Service Canada to get those when you retire.

As regards CPP premium payments, both the employer and employee , and yes self-employed must make monthly contributions according to a schedule dependent on income.

On your T1 tax form you report CPP contribution amounts that have been deducted from your pay, for which you receive a non-refundable tax credit equal to the amount you paid annually.

Certain types of payment, say for contract services reported on a T4A are not eligible for CPP anyway. Some contract hirers use this as a means to avoid making CPP contributions.
Was this answer helpful? Yes No
Default user avatars original

No answers have been posted

More Actions

People come to TurboTax AnswerXchange for help and answers—we want to let them know that we're here to listen and share our knowledge. We do that with the style and format of our responses. Here are five guidelines:

  1. Keep it conversational. When answering questions, write like you speak. Imagine you're explaining something to a trusted friend, using simple, everyday language. Avoid jargon and technical terms when possible. When no other word will do, explain technical terms in plain English.
  2. Be clear and state the answer right up front. Ask yourself what specific information the person really needs and then provide it. Stick to the topic and avoid unnecessary details. Break information down into a numbered or bulleted list and highlight the most important details in bold.
  3. Be concise. Aim for no more than two short sentences in a paragraph, and try to keep paragraphs to two lines. A wall of text can look intimidating and many won't read it, so break it up. It's okay to link to other resources for more details, but avoid giving answers that contain little more than a link.
  4. Be a good listener. When people post very general questions, take a second to try to understand what they're really looking for. Then, provide a response that guides them to the best possible outcome.
  5. Be encouraging and positive. Look for ways to eliminate uncertainty by anticipating people's concerns. Make it apparent that we really like helping them achieve positive outcomes.

Select a file to attach:

Do you still have a question?

Ask your question to the community. Most questions get a response in about a day.

Post your question to the community