T4A: Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity, and Other Income

Canada Revenue Agency requires the University to provide a T4A to all University of Toronto students who received ‘other income’ in the calendar year (January to December) including any of the following:

  • Scholarship, bursary, or fellowship payments
  • Tuition waiver credits for students who are dependent children and/or spouse of U of T faculty and staff
  • University subsidy of interest on University-arranged loan program (e.g. Scotiabank or RBC).

You can view and print your final 2020 calendar year ACORN T4A on February 21st of the following year (February 21, 2021), if you have recorded your SIN or ITN number on ACORN by the end of the 2020 calendar year.

If you do not provide your SIN or ITN, and you file a tax return, CRA may subject you to a penalty of $100.  View information about SIN or ITN for T2202 AND T4A .

If you record your SIN or ITN number after February 21st, then view and print your updated T4A and include with your income tax return.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Box 105 “Other Income” on the T4A slip will report the sum of:

    • scholarship, bursary, fellowship, tuition waiver for dependant children and/or a spouse payments recorded in the student’s ACORN student account in the calendar year. Questions regarding these amounts should be directed to Student Accounts.
    • loan interest subsidy income that the student’s financial aid office administers outside of ACORN. Questions regarding these amounts should be directed to the student’s financial aid office.

    If T4A amount is incorrect, contact info.studentaccount@utoronto.ca or 416-978-2142.

  • T4As are normally available for viewing and printing on ACORN on February 21st of the following year.

    If you record your SIN or ITN number after February 21st, then view and print your updated T4A and include with your income tax return.

  • In late February, Student Accounts mails T4A slips to the student’s current ACORN mailing address.  Check and/or update your ACORN mailing address by mid-January.

  • You can view and print T4As for most recent calendar year and for six prior calendar years.

  • The T4A form will be available as a Adobe Portable Document Format

    (PDF) file. Adobe® Reader® (5.05 or higher) is required to read the PDF files.

  • If your computer is attached to a local area network (LAN), contact your LAN administrator or technical support person for support. If you are having a problem on a personal computer, use the ACORN feedback button located in the lower left corner to forward your comments or concerns. (Be sure to select Help with Browser or Connectivity Problems from the Divisional Contact drop-down list.)

  • Current and former students can view and print T4As for the last 7 calendar years on ACORN.

    Students can send a request to info.studentaccount@utoronto.ca for a duplicate paper T4A if the slip is no longer available for viewing and printing on ACORN.

  • Effective January 1, 2017, changes were made to the definition of a “qualifying student” to ensure that the scholarship exemption remains unaffected by the elimination of the education credit.

    For 2017 and later years, to claim a scholarship exemption, you must be enrolled in an educational program in respect of which you are a qualifying student in 2017 or in 2018, or were eligible for the education amount in 2016.

    You have to include in your income for the year the total of all of your awards (including artists’ project grants) that is greater than your scholarship exemption as determined below.

    The scholarship exemption is calculated by adding all of the following:

    • The total of all awards you received that are related to a program of study, where you are a qualifying student and enrolled on a full-time basis.
    • The lesser of the awards received and the total of the tuition fees paid and costs incurred for program-related materials for a program of study, where you are a qualifying student and enrolled on a part-time basis.
    • The total of all amounts, where each amount is the lesser of each artists’ project grant you received and the expenses associated with that grant
    • The lesser of $500 and the total of all awards that you received (including artists’ project grants) that exceeds the amounts described in items 1, 2, and 3, added together.
  • The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website provides information for students on a wide range of taxation topics. In addition, CRA ‘s annual  Students and Income Tax brochure is a useful source of information for students.