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The T2202A (Tuition, Education & 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.

Eligibility

T2202A forms 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 T2202A by emailing tax.questions@sait.ca.

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.

I took Academic Upgrading or English Language Foundations. Am I eligible for a T2202A form? 
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. Effective the 2017 tax year, English Language Foundations will be eligible.
My T2202A form does not match the amount that I paid to SAIT.
The T2202A form only reflects the eligible fees for courses occurring within a tax year. Not all fees that are paid are eligible fees. The 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 2018 but they didn't start until 2019, you will claim the amount on your 2019 taxes.
What fees are considered eligible fees and included in my T2202A tuition amount?
Academic fees, admission fees, charges for the use of library or laboratory facilities, examination fees, application fees (but only if the student later enrols 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.
What fees are not eligible and not included in my T2202A tuition amount?
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.
How do I calculate my education and textbook credits?
These credits are calculated based on the number of full or part-time months from your T2202A. For full details refer to Income Tax folio S1-F2-C1 on the CRA website www.cra-arc.gc.ca.
How are the months calculated for my T2202A? 

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 on the month calculation for the T2202A.

My child attended a sports or summer camp at SAIT last summer. Will I be able to get a T2202A form?

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

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

For tax years prior to 2017, a receipt for the Children's Fitness Tax receipt can be obtained contacting SAIT's Finance Department
by emailing: tax.questions@sait.ca. Please be sure to include your child's full name and date of birth in your email.

Getting your T2202A

The T2202A forms for tax years 2018 and prior are available by requesting the form by phone 403.210.5707, by emailing tax.questions@sait.ca, or in person in office MC201 in the Stan Grad building on SAIT main Campus.

I need a copy of my T2202A from a prior tax year. How do I obtain it?

The form can be requested by phone 403.210.5707, by email tax.questions@sait.ca, or in person in office MC201 in the Stan Grad building on SAIT main campus.

Can my T2202A form be faxed or emailed to me?

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

My printed T2202A has my address incorrect. Do I need a new form?

No. You can still use your T2202A form if the address is incorrect, but you should contact the Office of the Registrar at 403.284.7248 to have your address updated for future correspondence.

What does it mean when I see the message "There is no T2202A information for you to view"?

The T2202A forms for tax years 2018 and prior are not currently available through mySAIT. The form can be requested by phoning 403.210.5707, by emailing tax.questions@sait.ca, or in person in office MC201 in the Stan Grad building on SAIT main campus. 

What does it mean when I see the message, "The system is unavailable. Please contact your institution"?

The T2202A forms for tax years 2018 and prior are not currently available through mySAIT. The form can be requested by phone 403.210.5707, by email tax.questions@sait.ca, or in person in office MC201 in the Stan Grad building on SAIT main campus.

Contact

If you have additional questions about your T2202A form or the tuition amount reflected, contact SAIT's Finance department at tax.questions@sait.ca.

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

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