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Student Tax Receipts

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 recipient’s 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 has now changed from T2202A to T2202 effective the 2019 and all tax years moving forward.
  • T4A – will be available on mySAIT on Friday, 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.

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 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, am I eligible for a T2202/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.
My T2202/T2202A form does not match the amount that I paid to SAIT.
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 2019 but they didn't start until 2020, you will claim the amount on your 2020 taxes.
What fees are considered eligible fees and included in my T2202/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 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.
What fees are not eligible and not included in my T2202/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 T2202/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 T2202/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/week towards a month calculation for the T2202/T2202A.

My child attended a sports or summer camp at SAIT last summer. Will I be able to get a T2202/T2202A form?

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 emailing: tax.questions@sait.ca. Please be sure to include your child's full name and date of birth in your email.

Who will receive a T4A from SAIT?

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. 

I received a student award, do I need anything for my taxes?

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

Getting your tax documents

How do I obtain my 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 2019 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.
I need a copy of my T2202/T2202A from a prior tax year. How do I obtain it?

The T2202A forms from 2012 to 2018 will be available on mySAIT on Feb. 28. 

I need a copy of my T4A from a prior tax year. How do I obtain it?

To obtain a T4A from a previous year please email tax.questions@sait.ca

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.

Can my tax documents be faxed or emailed to me?

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

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

No. You can still use your T2202/T2202A and T4A 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 T2202/T2202A or T4A information for you to view"?

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 email tax.questions@sait.ca.

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

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 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.

What is a Social Insurance Number (SIN)?

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.

What do I do if I don't have a SIN?

Information on how to apply for a SIN can be found on the Government of Canada Website.

How do I update my SIN with SAIT?

If you are missing or have an invalid SIN number on your T2202, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 403.284.7248 or in person. In December, students will be emailed a form to provide their SIN to SAIT. The deadline to complete the information update will be Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Do non-residents still need to provide a SIN?

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

Contact

If you have additional questions about your tax documents 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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