7. Income interview

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Module Income interview

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7.1 Income edits

Soft edits (other than the edits appearing in the questions above) were used during data collection.

Income amount check

This edit was used during data collection to check the income source amounts entered by the interviewer.

When the amounts entered in the computer are outside the predetermined range, one of two error messages pop up: "Amount seems too high" or "Amount seems too low".

These messages appear when the amounts entered are outside the soft ranges shown in the questions above, which is determined using data collected in last year's SLID income interview. These ranges exclude approximately 5% of amounts below or above the selected limits.

The interviewer has the option to either 'Suppress' to confirm the value or 'Close' or 'Goto' to enter a new value.

7.2 On-line income help (F1)

IN_Q015: Wages and Salaries
Include amounts called "Other employment income", such as research grants (net of expenses) and income-maintenance insurance payments.

Exclude retirement and severance pay (report this in Other income, IN_Q125).

IN_Q020: Farm self-employment NET income
This is receipts minus operating expenses, depreciation, and capital cost allowances.
If partnership, report only your share.

If incorporated, report this income in Wages and salaries (IN_Q015) and/or Dividends (IN_Q035).
Report net rent from farms leased to others in Other investment income, (IN_Q045).

IN_Q025: Non-farm self-employment
This is receipts minus operating expenses, depreciation, and capital cost allowances.
If partnership, report only your share.
Include net income from roomers and boarders.
If incorporated, report this income in Wages and salaries (IN_Q015) and/or Dividends (IN_Q035).

If incorporated, report this income in Wages and salaries (IN_Q015) and/or Dividends (IN_Q035).

IN_Q030: Interest
Include interest from Canadian and foreign sources, and foreign dividends.
For joint accounts, report each person's share separately.

IN_Q035: Dividends
Report taxable amounts received from Canadian corporations.

IN_Q040: Taxable Capital Gains
Report as for tax purposes.

IN_Q045: Other investment income
Include amounts such as:
* net rental income,
* rents for leased farm land,
* regular income from an estate or trust fund,
* cash dividends from life insurance policies, etc.

IN_Q050: Child Tax Benefit
Report only for the parent who receives the cheque.

* Newfoundland and Labrador Child Benefit
* Nova Scotia Child Benefit
* New Brunswick Child Tax Benefit and Working Income Supplement
* Quebec family allowances
* Ontario Child Care Supplement for Working Families
* Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit
* Saskatchewan Child Benefit
* BC family bonus, BC Earned Income Benefit
* Yukon Child Benefit
* Northwest Territories Child Benefit and Territorial Worker's Supplement
* Nunavut Child Benefit and Territorial Worker's Supplement

IN_Q065: Canada or Quebec Pension
Include all types, such as
* regular,
* disability,
* for a surviving spouse or child (death benefit)

IN_Q070: Employment Insurance benefits
Include all types, such as
* regular
* sickness
* maternity/paternity
* work sharing
* training
* or for self-employed fishermen

IN_Q075: Social assistance
Here are some EXAMPLES of the names of social assistance programs. There are many social assistance programs in Canada with many different names, depending on the municipality and province. Some are general, and others are for specific needs like child care, housing, health care expenses, or earnings supplements. This list does not reflect all the programs or their exact titles.

Do not include programs which are specifically listed under question IN_Q050, Child tax benefits.

Social assistance program
Income support program
Income supplement program
Day care subsidy
Child welfare assistance
Extended Benefits Program (EBP) Financial Support Program (FSP)
Residential assistance
Work and Employment Incentive Program (WEIP)
Parental Wage Assistance Program (PWA)
Housing allowance
Municipal assistance program
Child Related Income Support Program (CRISP)
55 Plus (Manitoba)
Shelter Allowances for Elderly Renters (SAFER)
Shelter Allowances for Family Renters (SAFFR)
Saskatchewan Assistance Plan (SAP)
Saskatchewan Income Plan (SIP)
Support for persons with disabilities
Special needs assistance
Seniors benefit
Seniors supplement

Workers' Compensation benefits from any provincial government compensation plan covering work-related injury or disability

Here are some examples of Income from Government Sources:
• Payments for individuals in fishing industry
• Training allowance from federal or provincial governments
• Cash property tax reductions and rebates
• Labour adjustment benefits
• Regular payments from provincial automobile insurance plans
• Quebec Maternity Allowance

IN_Q115: RRSP withdrawals
Exclude tax-free withdrawals used for purchasing a home.

IN_Q125: Other income
* proceeds from the sale of property, businesses, financial assets or personal belongings;
* income tax refunds
* loans received
* loans repaid to you as the lender
* refunds of contributions to work-related pension plans

IN_Q145: Income Tax Paid on income (federal, provincial and territorial)
All provinces except Quebec:
• Add lines 420 and 428.

Quebec residents only:
• Add together:
Line 420 of federal tax return.
Line 450 of Quebec tax return
• Then subtract:
Line 445 (QPP contributions)
Line 446 (Contribution to health services fund)
Line 447 (Premium payable under the Quebec prescription drug insurance plan)

If they did not file a return or did not calculate their taxes, ask them to report their best estimate.