Effective immediately, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will stop mailing the Annual Information Return (form T244) to registered pension plan administrators.
Previously, the CRA mailed blank copies of this form to plan administrators who did not have an agreement covering these returns with their provincial authority or another regulator.
In accordance with paragraph 8409(1)(b) of the Income Tax Regulations, this information return must be filed with the CRA within 180 days following the registered pension plan fiscal year end.
This form must still be completed by plan administrators and sent to the CRA. The T244 can be found on our web site at the following link: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/t244/README.html
This change is in line with the sustainable development strategy http://www.ec.gc.ca/dd-sd/default.asp?lang=En&n=F93CD795-1%20, released by the Government of Canada in October 2010, acording to the CRA.
Questions or concerns can be directed to the CRA's general enquiry group: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/rgstrd/cntct-eng.html
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