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T2202A Tax Forms

Question Answer

How do I get my tax receipt?

Your T2202A tax receipt form can be printed by accessing your online student record, and will usually be available early in February for the previous year. These forms will no longer be mailed except by request.

 

Notices are emailed to students when the tax receipts are ready, and a notice is also put in your online student record.

For more information, see: T2202A Tax Receipts.

Am I eligible for a Tax Receipt? What if I'm not a Canadian citizen?

In most programs, students who paid over $100 in combined tuition and activity fees during the previous calendar year are eligible for a T2202A tax form.

 

All students, Canadian or International, are eligible for a T2202A Tax form. You should discuss with your tax consultant or Canada Revenue Agency: International Students Studying in Canada as to whether or not you may be entitled to claim the tuition.

 

For more information, see: T2202A Tax Receipts.

Why does my Tax Receipt not equal the tuition I paid for the year? 

If your enrolment starts in one tax year and ends in the next tax year, then the tuition (only) for all courses is pro-rated for each year, based on the number of days attended in each year. The society fee is not pro-rated, and the entire activity fee is included on the tax receipt in the final year.

 

Note that the above is based on your enrolment dates, not payment dates. If you paid in 2017 for classes that started in 2018, you will not be eligible to claim those fees on your 2017 taxes. They will be included on your 2018 T2202A instead.

 

More information on T2202A Tax Receipts.

Why does my Tax Receipt not display? 

To view the tax forms online, you will need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader software. You can get the free program at www.adobe.com, or you can use the quick link button that is on the web page when you select the year and click on the <Get Tax Form> button.

 

If you have a Macintosh computer, note that the built-in file previewer from Apple will not read this file correctly - you must use the Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

Can I get a Tax Receipt for courses taken through Professional Development and Training? 

Students taking a certificate or diploma program or other post-secondary level courses through Professional Development and Training who paid over $100 in combined tuition and activity fees during the previous calendar year are eligible for a T2202A tax form.

 

Some general interest courses are eligible for a T2202A tax receipt. To determine whether courses you have taken are eligible, please log in to your online student record and view your current T2202A.

Can someone other than myself get my Tax Receipt? 

No. T2202A's are only issued to the student, regardless of who actually paid the tuition. However, you may be able to transfer tuition amounts to other individuals. There is a form included with your tax receipt to do so.

 

Please consult the Canada Revenue Agency: Students or your tax consultant for more information.

How can I get Tax Receipts for years prior to 2004?

Beginning for the 2004 tax year, T2202A Tax Receipts were made available to students online through their VIU Student Record

 

Duplicate copies for years prior to 2004 have to be ordered at your campus Registration Centre. There is a $10 charge for each prior year requested. For complete instructions on how to order a T2202A Tax Receipt for 2003 or earlier, see: T2202A Tax Receipts.

Can I still get my Tax Receipt even if I have outstanding tuition fees or owe a fine? 

Yes. T2202A forms are not withheld due to outstanding fees or fines.

What is the meaning of the Program Name that is showing up on my T2202A tax receipt?

The title of the program in which you were registered in the previous calendar year is listed on your T2202A form.

 

If you were registered in more than one program, the earliest one you were enrolled in during that year is shown.

Can I get a Tax Receipt for my English as a Second Language (ESL) courses? 

No. Neither the hours nor the tuition amount for English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are eligible for a tax receipt.

 

I don't know my password and can't access my student record.

If you forget your student number or password, contact a Registration Centre to release this information or to reset your password.

 

We protect your privacy by not giving information contained in your student record to anyone other than yourself unless we receive written authorization from you to do so, or that person knows two critical pieces of information: your student number and the answer to the security question that you created in your record.

Can I get a Tax Receipt for my Co-operative Education courses? 

No. Neither the hours nor the tuition amount for Co-operative Education courses are eligible for a tax receipt.

What if I withdraw from all my courses and I have only paid my $200 deposit - can I claim that on my taxes? No. The $200 deposit is only considered part of your tuition if you are enrolled in courses at VIU, so it is not eligible for tax purposes if you are completely withdrawn.

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