T5013 Foreign tax credit into Quick Tax for a Canadian

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I have a partnership in a real estate trust in the USA and have held it for approx 7 years.The trust held a number of rental and commercial properties and I received monthly income checks from the rental income and occasionally a check when a property was sold.( US witholding taxes were always paid before I received the check)
Over the years beginning in 2000 they have started selling some of the properties and creating capital gains.
Each year I receive a T5013 which I input into Quicktax.
This years T5013 had the following info on it
box 18  2563.93
box 19  2563.93
box 23  1797.41
box 26   26.74
box 45  7587.00
Details -  Box 33: Foreign taxes paid on US source income Business: 60%  Non- business 40%
There was also an explaination letter attached which I will paraphase below.
Box 23 Capital Gains ( Losses)
The ammount shown is your share or the capital gain on the sale of the property and relates to a US sourced non business income. The ammount represents 100% capital gain and only 50% of it is taxable capital gain.
Box 33  Foriegn tax credit
The US sourced business income taxes paid relate to the partnerships rental business and the US sourced non business income taxes paid relate to the foreign capital gain on the sale of a property shown in box 23.
Please note that in certain cases computerized tax software programs mistakenly account for the non business foreign tax on tha capital gain as a deduction from taxable income under subsection 20(11) or 20(12).The program should instead claim a foreign tax credit (on Schedule 1 and its provincial equivalent) for non business taxes paid.
My questions are
1,Does Quicktax deal with the non business income correctly? It doesnt look like it does as there are no figures automatically inputed into the T2209E form for the non business income and corresponding tax.The business income figures go in ok.( I have inputed into Quicktax the 40 60 tax split figures)
2, I spoke with a person at CCRA who deals with FTCs.
His interpretation was that the whole ammounts in boxes 19 and 23 was non business income and  shouldnt be split up.
Is this correct or should I be using box 19 as business income and box 23 as non business income with the corresponding tax breakup.
3, Because the letter stated that only 50% of box 23 is taxable capital gain should I be splitting this figure in half before I enter it onto the T2209E form.
Thanks for your help
david ingram replies:
1.    I have managed to avoid QuickTax and have no idea how it works.
The only computer program I know of that always looked after the foreign tax credits properly was one I wrote myself and used for the last twenty years but abandoned this year.
I am using the professional version of CANTAX which does not handle foreign tax credits well either.  There are too many input possibilities and after 30 or so, I still cannot just go to the program and put in the figures.
When putting a T5013 in, I just overwrite the fields on the jacket to get the information in to the program.
2.    His interpretation sounds wrong if Box 23 was a capital gain.  Only 50% of the box 23 amount should end up on line 127 of your return.  If all else fails, throw the amount into a T3 capital gain box.  The answer will be the same.
3.    Only 50% (the net) should be on the T2209.  The CRA also likes suggesting that only 50% of the tax paid on a capital gain should be allowed.
Hope this helps --  Remember that MONEY Magazine gave 64 copies of computer tax software to their employees a few years ago.  Only 4 out of 64 returns were prepared correctly using the software.
Most of the time, it takes more time to figure out how to use the program than it does to do the return by hand.
We prepare tax returns for 43 States and a whole bunch of cites as well as Canada, the US and, of course, Quebec.
My method when trying to do a New York or Philadelphia City return is to print it out and do it by hand.  Then I try the computer to see if it works.  I usually end up overwriting something.  Usually it is because the program needs you to go two or three levels down to get a figure in and it can take three hours to figure out where to go.
However, the worse I know of are getting the Foreign tax credits in for forms like a T5013.  You are a brave (and stubborn) man for attempting it.  My hat is off to you.
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