Statement of Investment Income
The T5 / RL-3 reports all dividend and interest income paid into your non-registered investment accounts. The amounts in the T5 / RL-3 slip boxes represent the totals for all your accounts indicated on the Investment Income Summary. Please note that the slip is not issued if the total investment income included in the summary is less than $50. However, you are required to include that income in your tax return.
Dividend or interest income from foreign sources is shown in box 15 of T5 (box F of RL-3) and the tax paid to the foreign country for that income is reported in box 16 of T5 (box G of RL-3).
Interest accrued during the year on discount debt instruments (e.g., strip coupons, residual bonds) and compound interest debt instruments (e.g., GICs) must be declared on an annual basis, even though no actual interest has been paid. The annual accrued interest on those instruments is included in your T5 / RL-3, except for interest accrued on strip coupons and residual bonds, which is reported in a separate statement. Only holders of that type of investment will receive the relevant statement in the coming weeks.
Securities transferred to a registered account
If savings bonds or other debt obligations types of bonds are transferred with their accrued interest to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF), Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) or Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), they will be included in the T5 / RL-3 and will also appear on your Investment Income Summary.