The health and safety of our community is our top priority. As a precaution, the Income Tax Clinic is CANCELLED.
You can still file your income tax return for FREE by going to the free tax clinics available in Toronto and the GTA. Please visit CRA’s website for more information https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/community-volunteer-income-tax-program.html
The other option is to file your income tax return by yourself. Here’s the link for more information https://www.ufile.ca/tips-and-tools/file-for-free
International students are welcome and encouraged to file a tax return even if they don’t have any income! You will need to have an Individual Tax Number (ITN). If you’re a first-time filer, learn how to apply for an ITN.
How to Access GBC Student Documents
T4 from co-op work/summer job
Your employer will mail this to the mailing address they have on file, so be sure that they have the most up-to-date mailing address especially if you lived away from home during co-op. If you haven’t received this by March 1, follow up with your employer.
T4/T4A (eg. Scholarships/Bursaries, other GBC employment)
Available on your STU-VIEW Account.
T2202 Tuition Slip
STU-VIEW -> Financial Services-> Tax Receipts -> Print all viewable forms
You may have taken courses at an online post-secondary or other post-secondary in the current tax year. Make sure you get a T2202 from them as well (eg. Athabasca University T2202).
Charitable Donations to Endowment Fund(s)
Students will receive this by mail from or in-person from the charitable organization or endowment institution by March 1. If you have not, you should follow up with the charity or endowment intuition.
- The address you lived at (including postal code)
- How many months in 2019 you were living there for
- The name of the landlady/landlord/company that owned it, or the person you subletted from
You should get a letter/receipt from your landlord (or sublettor) confirming the above, in case CRA audits you in the future. Easiest way is to write the letter yourself, print it off and get them to sign it. Make sure the letter contains the above 3 items as well as your name!
If you moved, and are now 40 km closer to your new workplace, you may be able to deduct moving expenses against the income you earned (eg. move from studying at Waterloo -> your parents’ house in Toronto for co-op). The information needed is:
- Use Google Maps to determine the distance between
- Your old residence and your new work
- Your new residence and your new work
- Kilometres between new residence and old residence
- Meals eaten during this move
- Number of nights, usually zero
- Address of both new and old residences (including postal codes)
- Date of move
- Date you started the new job
- Name and address of employer that you moved to work at/attend
- Amount of moving expenses, unless you took a train/plane, the best way is usually the ‘simplified method’