Do you know what student tax form you need? As the April 30 deadline approaches, many students are hastily getting their documents prepared for the tax season. If you attended an educational institution last year, you may be eligible to apply for education tax credits. CanScribe students and graduates have online access to their T2202A (student tax form), making it quicker and easier for them to download and print at their convenience. Let’s go through the full details of the T2202A and how to access it.
The T2202A (i.e., Tuition and Education Amounts Certificate) is an official income tax receipt issued by qualifying educational institutions for tuition, education, and textbook tax credits that can be claimed on a personal income tax return.
According to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regulations, tuition and fees reported on a student tax form (T2202A) must exceed $100 and must relate to a course at the post-secondary level, or to training taken to obtain or enhance skills in an occupation.
T2202A’s are available electronically on CanScribe’s Learning Platform no later than the end of February each year for the preceding taxation (i.e., calendar) year (e.g., by February 28, 2014, for the 2013 tax year). You can download your T2202A by logging in to thewith your student login credentials. Your user name and password will stay active even after graduation, which means you have access to your course page to download your tax form long after you graduate and are in your new career!
To print your T2202A from CanScribe’s Learning Platform, follow these instructions:
If you require assistance logging into the course site or have forgotten your username or password, simply contact Student Services via live chat or call 1-800-466-1535.
If you cannot get access to a computer to print your T2202A, you may contact Student Services by phone, and a representative will mail a copy of your T2202A to your address on record.
The total amount of tuition and fees paid may not necessarily correspond to your T2202A because not all tuition and fees are tax-deductible. Also, the T2202A is based on the tax year (January to December) not from when you enrolled.
The T2202A is always issued in the name of the student registered for classes. If you determine you are eligible to transfer tuition credits to a third party such as a parent, you may print the T2202A and sign the authorization on page two. Guidelines on transferring tuition credits can be found on the CRA website.
No. You may submit the T2202A information as received even if the address is incorrect. According to CRA regulations, it is not necessary for students to submit the T2202A with the income tax return but they must produce it if requested by CRA. Please contact SIAST Registration Services as soon as possible to change your address on record.
Even though we can’t provide advice on how you should complete your tax return, we can give you some helpful resources to visit for information. The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) has tax guides (e.g., P105 Students and Income Tax) along with many other helpful publications that can be obtained in person at any CRA office location, by visiting the CRA website, or by contacting CRA by phone at 1-800-959-8281.