What Is Line 10100 On Tax Return? Tax Help

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While filing taxes may seem simple, it may be a time-consuming and nerve-wracking process for those unfamiliar with it. Thankfully, here are some resources that can guide you. So, let’s start with the question:

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What is Line 10100 on Tax Return?

Basically, all the money you made from a job in Canada will go on Line 10100 of your tax return. Box 14 of your T4 tax form is where most people will find their employment income.

Employment revenue such as salary, commission, pay, gratuity, bonus, and tip should be stated in box 14. Line 10100 is the sum of all the amounts recorded in box 14 of your T4 slips, representing your job income. Employment income is reported on form 10100, although it may not be the whole of your take-home pay. You may locate this sum on your tax return down below line 15000.

A T4 slip is a tax document sent to you by your employer (or employers) once a year. Your income for line 10100 of your tax return will be listed here.

Feel free to contact your company directly if you have not gotten a T4 slip. By the end of February, all businesses must have provided their workers with T4 slips. T4 slips are required for line 10100;therefore, if you are missing any from last year, you should talk to your employer. If your employer still doesn’t submit the papers after you’ve asked them to, you may see your old tax slips via your CRA Personal Account.

Where is Line 10100 on the tax return?

If this is your first time filing taxes, you may find it difficult to find line 10100. This input is a crucial portion of the yearly return and is often used to authenticate CRA logins. After you’ve filled out your T1 General Form in its entirety, you may find line 10100 on the form’s third page. If you have a CRA My Account, you may access your T1 and either print it off or fill it out digitally. On Page 3 of your T1 – Income Tax and Benefit Return, Step 2 contains Line 10100. As the “Total Income” portion of the T1, it is also the first line of Step 2 on provincial and territorial tax forms.

Why is Line 10100 Important?

Why is it critical to determine how much money should be sent to line 10100, and why is knowing that amount important? Some of the reasons are as follows:

  • Most Canadians’ primary tax deduction is their salary or wage from paid work.
  • If you contact the CRA, they may ask you to confirm the number in order to validate your login.
  • In addition, it’s needed for the tax return line 31260 to figure out how much of a Canada employment amount you’re eligible to claim.

The Tax Detail to Enter on Line 10100

Line 10100 should include the information from Box 14 of your T4 forms. Salary, earnings, bonuses, and any other forms of work income are all included in Box 14. When determining how much to enter on line10100 of your tax return, you may add any of the following payments from your employer if they appear in box 14 of your T4 slips.

T4 slips, required for figuring out line 10100entries, do not reflect full job income. For example, the T4 does not reflect foreign-earned income, clergy housing allowance, royalties, veteran benefits, net research grants, or wage-loss replacement. Some insurance and workplace payment plans are included in what is called “Other Employment Income” on Form 1040, Line 10400. Supplemental unemployment benefits, medical premium benefits, employee profit-sharing schemes, and tips not listed on your T4 slip are all examples of non-T4 income that should be listed on line 10400.

Can I Do Something If My T4 Doesn't Clearly Reflect All of My Earnings?

There are situations in which your T4 slips will be accurate but will still fail to account for all of your income. In this scenario, you have to add the omitted income to Line 10400, which accounts for other employment income.

What If the Numbers on My T4 Don't Add Up?

Get in touch with your company ASAP if you think there may be a mistake on your T4 slip. Also, you should get in touch with your company if you haven’t received your T4 before the end of February.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) encourages you to submit your taxes using an estimated amount if you do not get an exact T4slip from your employer before the tax deadline. You may submit an amended return whenever you get the necessary information from your employer.

Any time your employer makes a payment on behalf of the business, the CRA will automatically obtain a copy of your T4 form. In the event that you misplace your T4, you may access copies of prior forms submitted under your SIN by logging into your CRA account. Get in touch with the CRA if you have any trouble locating the specific T4 you need.


Line 10100 consists of all salary and wage revenue. Your total income may be different than this figure if you get money from other sources.

Earnings from all sources should be reported on tax line 15000, which may be found at the bottom of Step 2 of the T1 – Income Tax and Benefit Return.

Yes. The tax forms have been updated for the year 2020. One of the many changes that have been done concerns the alterations to the lines and numerals. Previously 3- or 4-digit lines are now 5-digit ones. For instance, the numbering of Line 101 is now Line 10100.

What’s the deal with all the changes? The rationale for this change might be to standardize the numbers or pave the way for the addition of more tax brackets in the near future.

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Written by:

Jim Pan, CFP, MFA-P

Jim is a dedicated, fee and advice only independent Certified Financial Planner with a focus on supporting healthcare business owners during their crucial growth phase. His expertise lies in offering comprehensive solutions to minimize taxes while embracing a holistic approach. With a career spanning back to 2010, Jim has established a strong presence in the financial industry. He proudly holds a range of designations, including Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and Master Financial Advisor - Philanthropy (MFA-P). He is currently pursuing additional designations and qualifications to better serve his clients and community. Beyond his qualifications, Jim is a member and an esteemed participant in the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), an exclusive global association comprising the top 1% of financial advisors. Jim's commitment extends to the community, where he spearheads numerous charitable fundraising events and plays an active role in enhancing the well-being of others. Additionally, he has contributed significantly by serving on the board of the Canadian Mental Health Association in Vancouver. Currently, he volunteers with Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) to present personal finance topics to youths.

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