How to generate a T4

SystemSystem Posts: 355 admin

imageHow to generate a T4

Wave offers the ability to generate T4 slips for all employees, as well as a formatted T4 file, so that you can e-file with the CRA. 
Note: you must currently be paying the payroll base fee in orde...

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edited February 3, 2020 in Help Center Discussion


  • CynthiaaaCynthiaaa Member Posts: 3

    Does this mean we don't have to physically submit anything? All we have to do is generate it online then give a copy to our employees and keep a copy? We don't have to mail it out to CRA?

  • AlexLAlexL Administrator Posts: 1,725 admin

    Hey @Cynthiaaa , we do not submit the T4s to the CRA on your behalf, which means that you will have to submit this form yourself.

  • ConnieConnie Member Posts: 5

    How do I add previous year's auto standby charge so it can be included on an employee's 2019 T4? I found where to add it but it does not appear to allow me to date it in 2019. This charge is calculated after Dec 31 was I was unable to add it during the final pay period of 2019. How do I add it now?

  • JordanDJordanD Administrator, Moderator Posts: 487 admin

    Hey @Connie Typically for Wave Payroll, years do lock to ensure that the tax form is not able to be tampered with after it has been generated. In saying this, our Payroll Support Team can help with making some changes to your employee's T4s in Wave. Feel free to shoot us an email, and the team will get back to you as soon as they can!

  • George_PapaGeorge_Papa Member Posts: 2

    I need to generate T4s for my employees for 2020 now.
    2020 does not have any options to continue in the Tax forms sections and the system indicates that I cannot generate T4s until Jan 1 2021.
    I have laid off all my employees and I want to generate the T4s for them for 2020 since we may not open again.

  • BarsinABarsinA Administrator Posts: 1,407 admin

    Hey there @George_Papa

    First off, let me sincerely apologize that your business was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Know that our team is here to help you through this tough time!

    Our payroll team does not submit tax forms until the top of the following year in Wave. You may want to file a ticket about this unique request to the payroll support team, however I don't believe our system allows for tax forms to be generated early as our tax team typically submits these to the IRS/CRA during the tax season for the following year. Good luck and let us know if you have any other questions with regards to your account.

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