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Student Tax Receipts

Learn more about student tax recipients and credits issued by a post-secondary institution to certify a student's eligibility for tuition, education and textbook amounts.

Tax receipts for 2021

Tax information for 2021 will be available in mySAIT starting Monday, Feb. 28. Log in to mySAIT to verify your social insurance number (SIN) and address are correct.

The T2202/T2202A (Tuition, Education and Textbooks Amount Certificate) is a tuition and education tax credit certificate issued by a post-secondary institution to certify a student's eligibility for tuition, education, and textbook amounts.

The T4A (Other Income - scholarships, fellowships, bursaries, and study grants (awards)) is a slip issued by a post-secondary institution for amounts that were paid to recipients who received scholarships, fellowships, bursaries, honorariums in a tax year.  For further details please see the CRA website. 

What's new?

  • T2202 vs. T2202A – The form name changed from T2202A to T2202 effective in the 2019 tax year and all tax years moving forward.
  • T4A – will be available on mySAIT on Feb. 28. Those who do not have access to mySAIT will receive a T4A by mail. 
  • Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) – Effective the 2019 tax year, post-secondary institutions are now required to provide the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) with the social insurance numbers from qualifying students for the T2202 Tuition Tax Credit. Please refer to the CRA website for more information.
  • $0 T2202 – Effective 2020, institutions are now required to file $0 T2202’s for students who have not paid their tuition fees.

Eligibility

Tax documents (T2202, T2202A, T4A) are issued to students who are over 16 years of age before the end of the taxation year. Students who were less than 16 years of age before the end of the taxation year (January to December) and who took courses at the post-secondary level can obtain their tax documents by submitting a request ticket through Freshdesk. Please be sure to include your student ID in your request.

To be eligible for the tuition tax credit, you must have total eligible tuition fees exceeding $100 in a taxation year. Students must be enrolled in a course of studies considered post-secondary level education, or a course of studies that allows the student to obtain or improve skills in an occupation in order to be eligible for a T2202A.

No, Academic Upgrading is not eligible as these high school level courses prepare the student for future program enrollment, not provide or obtain skills in an occupation.

The T2202/T2202A form only reflects the eligible fees for courses occurring within a tax year. Not all fees that are paid are eligible fees. The T2202/T2202A only covers terms of studies that occur during the tax year in which you attended training or classes, not when you paid for the tuition.

For example:

  • If you paid for your courses in 2021 but they didn't start until 2022, you will claim the amount on your 2022 tax return.
  • If you are in a course that runs from November 2021 to February 2022, the amount that will be reflected on your 2021 return will be pro-rated based on the number of hours that occurred in 2021.

Academic fees, admission fees, charges for the use of the library or laboratory facilities, examination fees, application fees (but only if the student later enrolls in the institution), charges for a certificate, diploma, or degree, mandatory computer service fees, only books that are included in the total fees for a correspondence course and athletic and health services fees.

Student Association fees, medical expenses, transportation and parking, meals and lodging, costs of goods of lasting value that you will keep (for example uniforms), professional association fees, cost of books not included in correspondence course fees, UPass charges, upgrading and leisure class fees.

These credits are calculated based on the number of full or part-time months from your T2202/T2202A. For full details refer to Income Tax folio S1-F2-C1 on the CRA website.

Full-time eligibility: to be eligible for a full-time month, the student must attend a minimum of 10 hours per week for three consecutive weeks.

Part-time eligibility: the student must attend at least three consecutive weeks to equal a minimum of 12 hours in a month.

Classes at SAIT are scheduled to run until 10 minutes to the hour. This affects your full or part-time month eligibility. For example, a class scheduled form from 1 pm until 2:50 pm qualifies for 2.83 hours/week towards a month calculation for the T2202/T2202A.

Sport and summer camps do not qualify as tuition so a T2202/T2202A form is not produced.

Effective the 2017 tax year, the Child Fitness Tax credit has been eliminated.

Registration receipts can be obtained contacting SAIT's Finance Department by submitting a request ticket through Freshdesk. Please be sure to include your child's full name and date of birth in your request.

Students who received a scholarship, bursary, honorarium, grant or other financial support from SAIT for that tax year will receive a T4A, which can be accessed in mySAIT. 

Non-incorporated vendors who supplied service to SAIT during the prior tax year will also receive a T4A. 

Students who received a student award, honorarium or other income for that tax year will receive a T4A, which can be accessed in mySAIT.

Please refer to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Taxes for International Students Studying in Canada. For any additional questions, please refer to the CRA website or call 1.800.959.8281.

Getting your tax documents

Tax documents (T2202, T2202A, T4A) are available through mySAIT.

We recommend you use a computer to access tax forms. You may have issues accessing the documents with a mobile device.

  • Log in to mySAIT.
  • Choose the MyStudent
  • Under Finance Information, select Student Tax Receipts (T2202 or T2202A) or Other Income Tax Slips (T4A).
  • Choose the  tax year from the drop-down menu.
  • Click the name of the document.
  • Click Printable Version. If you're unable to view the PDF, check the right side of the address bar for a pop-up blocker and allow pop-ups. If you're having problems, log out and try again using a different web browser.

Ensure you have cleared your cache in your internet browser, then try to login again.

Reminder:

  • your username = SAIT ID (including preceding zeros)
  • your original password = date of birth (DDMMYY)

If you continue to experience login issues, please contact helpline@sait.ca. Please include your SAIT ID number in the email.

T2202 forms from 2012 to 2020 are currently available on mySAIT

To obtain a T4A from a previous year please submit a request ticket through Freshdesk.

Please be sure to include your full name, SAIT ID number (if applicable), date of birth and your mailing address in your email. Prior year T4A can only be mailed out.

Faxing and emailing of the T2202/T2202A and T4A forms is not available for privacy reasons.

No. You can still use your T2202/T2202A and T4A form if the address is incorrect, but you should update your address in mySAIT for future correspondence.

  • Log into  mySAIT.
  • Under the mySAIT tab, select "Personal Information" in the Change Password/Personal Info section.
  • Locate your current address and select the edit button.

This error message means that there is no eligible tuition credit for you in the tax year that you have selected. Press the back button on your browser to return to the previous page and select a different tax year.

If tax documents are expected please submit a request ticket through Freshdesk.

This error message means that there is no T2202 or T4A information available for you currently. This may happen when the T2202 or T4A information has not been released to students. Please log in to the system when the tax document information is released on Feb. 28.

Social Insurance Numbers

Effective the 2019 tax year, post-secondary institutions are required to provide the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) with the social insurance numbers from qualifying students for the T2202 Tuition Tax Credit. Please refer to the CRA website for more information.

The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a 9 digit number that you need to work in Canada or to have access to government programs and benefits.

If you're missing or have an invalid SIN number on your T2202, you can update your SIN information in mySAIT.

  • Log into mySAIT.
  • Choose the myStudent tab.
  • Under "Taxes" in the "Finance Information" section, select "Update SIN."

Only if a non-resident has earned income and is filing a Canadian tax return.

In accordance with CRA recommendations, amendments to tax forms will done for taxable calculations only. Any personal information that is updated after Feb. 28, 2022 will be reflected on the 2022 tax form.

Contact

If you have additional questions about your tax documents or the tuition amount reflected, contact SAIT's Finance department by submitting a request ticket through Freshdesk.

For questions related to completing your income tax return, refer to the CRA website or call 1.800.959.8281.

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