If you have more than 500 T5008 slips, CRA will not send your T5008 slip data during Auto-fill My Return. However, it’s much easier to use the Capital Gains & Losses section to report your dispositions.
In the Capital Gains & Losses section you could add one row for each disposition, but we recommend aggregating your transactions and reporting your gross proceeds, gross outlays, and gross ACB on one row for each T5008 Trading Summary you received from your broker or advisor.
Usually, your broker will send you a T5008 Trading Summary rather than individual T5008 slips. To complete the Capital Gains & Losses section:
- your proceeds of disposition are the amount from box 21, and
- your adjusted cost base (ACB) should be similar to the amount in box 20 (it’s your responsibility to track your ACB and enter the correct amount in box 20; if you aren’t sure, contact your advisor or broker).