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Foreign Pension Calculator User Guide

The Foreign Pension Calculator is a tool to calculate past and present entitlement to income-tested benefits, under the Old Age Security Act . The tool converts foreign currency income amounts to Canadian funds.

The tool includes two calculation options:

  • Convert to Canadian currency
  • Applies the average annual exchange rate to convert gross foreign pension income into Canadian Dollars ($CAD).
  • Determines the total income that will appear on Line 11500 of a client’s tax return or income
  • Convert from Canadian currency
  • Applies the average annual exchange rate to convert gross foreign pension income in Canadian Dollars ($CAD) into foreign
  • Determines the total income that will appear on Line 11500 of a client’s tax return or income
  • Provides an estimate of the foreign entitlement in the original

Both calculation options obtain exchange rate data from the same table and are able to include Canadian sources of Line 11500 income.

The “Convert to Canadian currency” and “Convert from Canadian currency” columns will apply the average annual exchange rate to convert foreign pension income amounts to and from Canadian Dollars ($CAD), determining the total income that should appear on Line 11500 of a client’s tax return or income statement.

The tool currently references 2010-2021 average annual exchange rates for 196 different countries. Earlier average exchange rates are available for most major currencies upon request. These rates come from annual exchange rate information provided by the World Bank.

In both calculation options, you can type information into the blue fields. The white fields are read only calculated fields.

To support the calculations, you can print and attach the output of the e-form to a PDF or paper file.

You can only examine one currency at a time. If a file requires you to review multiple foreign currencies, you must use the form multiple times.

 

How to use the form

Field Direction
 

 

Select Country

Select the name of the country from the drop-down menu by:

–   scrolling to the country name and selecting it; or

–   typing the first letter of the country and selecting it.

Note: It is not case-sensitive.

Client Name Enter the client’s name.
Client SIN/Account Number Enter the client’s SIN or account number.
 

 

 

Year

Select the income year from the drop-down menu.

 

If you select the incorrect year, reset the selection:

1.         Scroll to the bottom of the drop-down menu.

2.          Select “reset”.

Note: If the rate appears as blank after the country and income year are selected, an inquiry will be required to obtain the rate.

 

Add a row

If additional income years are required:

1.    Select “add a row”.

2.     Select the correct year to build the income report.

 

 

Convert to Canadian currency Annual amount [currency]

Add foreign pension amounts in their original currency to the “Annual amount [currency]” field for each reported year.

 

The annual amount in Canadian dollars is automatically calculated and displayed in the field “Annual amount (to CAD)”.

 

Convert from Canadian currency Annual foreign amount (CAD)

Enter the annual income amount in Canadian dollars.

 

The annual amount in the selected foreign currency is displayed in the “Annual amount [currency]” field.

 

Canadian other pension Income

If there are reported Canadian sources of “other pension” income, add those to the “Canadian other pension Income” field in Canadian dollars.
 

Total line 11500

For each year that has some reported income, the Total line 11500 Income displays the sum of foreign pension income (as declared in Canadian Dollars), including any Canadian pension amounts.

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