T2202A FAQ's

For further information, please refer to Canada Revenue Agency CRA also publishes a booklet called "Students & Income Tax" - Government form P105 (E).
1. What is a T2202A?

What is a T2202A?

T2202A is an official statement for income tax purposes of the tuition and fees paid for qualifying courses that are eligible for claim on the income tax return. The form is usually available around the 1st week in February for the tuition and eligible fees paid in the preceding calendar year.

2. How do I get a T2202A form?

How do I get a T2202A form?

You can print your T2202A from the NTC Student Services Portal. T2202A forms are prepared for all students who have paid more than $100 in eligible fees for courses beginning and ending in a particular calendar year. Certain administrative and ancillary fees are not eligible for tax deduction.

3. Is the T2202A form sent to me?

Is the T2202A form sent to me?

No, the T2202A is not mailed you. Your T2202A form is available online through your NTC Student Services Portal account. You can print your T2202A as often as you like.

4. Do I have to submit my T2202A form with my income tax submission?

Do I have to submit my T2202A form with my income tax submission?

Students are not required to submit a printed copy of the T2202A form with their tax return, even if the T2202A credits are transferred to a parent. A printed copy is only required when requested by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as part of a formal audit.

5. Why doesn't my T2202A match the amounts I paid for my courses/program?

Why doesn't my T2202A match the amounts I paid for my course/program?

The total amount of tuition fees paid may not necessarily correspond to your T2202A because not all tuition and related fees are tax deductible.

6. What tuition fees are not eligible for my T2202A?

What tuition fees are not eligible for my T2202A?

Fees that are not eligible include: NTCSA Student Fees, materials, goods of lasting value that you keep (such as a computer, art supplies, the cost of books) and certain other administrative fees.

7. Why doesn't my T2202A include the amount I paid for the academic year - Fall and Winter Semesters?

Why doesn't my T2202A include the amount I paid for the academic year, Fall and Winter semesters?

The T2202A is based on the tax year (January to December) and not the school year.

8. My parents will be claiming my tuition fees and require that my T2202A be issued to them directly. Can NTC do this for me?

My parents will be claiming my tuition fees and require that my T2202A be issued to them directly. Can NTC do this for me?

NTC is required to make the T2202A available to the student directly. Students must use the T2202A on their own return until the Federal Tax payable is reduced to zero. At this point the student may transfer the balance of the credit to their parent using the information on the T2202A related to the transferring of the unused credit as per the Income Tax Act. The student is required to sign the T2202A authorizing the transfer.

9. What is the monthly credit for attendance in column B/C of the T2202A form used for and am I eligible to make this claim?

What is the monthly credit for attendance in column B/C of the T2202A form used for and am I eligible to make this claim?

In addition to claiming eligible tuition and related fees, full time students who are enrolled in ten or more course hours per week for three consecutive weeks in a month are eligible to claim $400 for each month of full time study. Part time students enrolled in less than ten hours per week for three consecutive weeks in a month are eligible to claim a $120 for each month of part time study.

10. I printed my T2202A form from the NTC Student Services Portal but the address on it was incorrect. Do I need a new one?

I printed my T2202A form from the NTC Student Services Portal but the address on it was incorrect. Do I need a new one?

You can use your T2202A form even if the address is incorrect. Remember that it is not necessary for students to submit the T2202A form with the tax return, but they must produce it if requested by Revenue Canada. We strongly suggest that you keep your address updated on the NTC Student Services Portal.

11. I printed my T2202A form from the NTC Student Services Portal but the amount on it was incorrect. What do I need to do to get a new one?

I printed my T2202A form from the NTC Student Services Portal but the amount on it was incorrect. What do I need to do to get a new one?

If you feel that the information on your T2202A form is incorrect, please review all of these FAQ's to ensure that you understand the period they are issued for and the amounts that are included and excluded. If after reviewing this information you feel that your form is incorrect, please contact the Registrar to discuss your form.

12. If I add the tuition for my NTC course together with that of another institution, I would meet the $100 minimum. Why won't you give me a T2202A?

If I add the tuition for my NTC course together with that of another institution, I would meet the $100 minimum. Why won't you give me a T2202A?

As per the Income Tax Act, students may not combine receipts from institutions to meet the minimum eligible fee.

13. Can you help me with some questions about my tax return?

Can you help me with some questions about my tax return?

Unfortunately we cannot. In-depth questions regarding the use of the T2202A form in the tax preparation process should be directed to the Canada Revenue Agency . Tax guides are available from any CRA office or Canada Post Office. CRA also publishes a booklet called "Students & Income Tax" - Government form P105 (E).

14. I want to print my T2202A tax form a second time. Can I do this?

I want to print my T2202A tax form a second time. Can I do this?

Yes, you can print your T2202A as many times as you like. Keep in mind that the T2202A does not get submitted with a student's tax return but is required when transferring amounts to someone else as permitted by the Canada Revenue Agency or if you are being audited.

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