Q1. What is the T2202A?
A1. T2202As are tuition tax receipts issued to all students for tuition and applicable mandatory fees related to the calendar year (January-December). They show the amount of tuition and applicable fees that can be deducted for income tax purposes as well as the number of months eligible for the education deduction.
Q2. Are there changes in the education and tuition tax deductions for 2018?
A2. Yes – there are changes in federal and provincial tax regulations for education and tuition amounts. Students with questions need to refer to CRA documentation
Q3. Where can I get my T2202A form?
A3. The T2202A form is available in different ways depending on the student type:
Q4. I received my T2202A form, but it appears blank when I open the file in my smartphone/ tablet. Why is it blank?
A4. The form appears blank because mobile users must download the PDF viewer app for their device in order to view the tax receipt.
Q5. Why is the amount on my T2202A different from the amount I paid?
A5. The total amount of tuition fees paid may not necessarily correspond to your T2202A because not all tuition and applicable fees are tax deductible. As well, the T2202A is based on the calendar year (January – December) not the academic year (September – August) that the courses were taken.
Q6. What if my course (or courses) spanned two calendar years?
A6. If individual courses span two calendar years, tuition is pro-rated to each applicable year. For example, if your Fall semester starts in September and ends in February, the Fall tuition fee will be pro-rated from the semester start date until December 31st for the current year tax amount. Any remaining amount will be included in the following year’s tax form. Note that other applicable mandatory fees are not prorated.
Q7. Is my tuition deposit included in the tuition amounts?
A7. Yes, new full-time students who paid a deposit for entry to their program have that deposit applied to their tuition amount.