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Tax information

The tax year runs from January 1 to December 31. Income tax forms must be completed and submitted on or before April 30. If April 30 falls on a weekend or a statutory holiday, your tax return is due on the next business day.

It is important that you are prepared to file your taxes and have all of the required documents. By filing your tax return, you are often eligible for a refund if you have had any of the following income or expenses during the tax year:

  • Rent expenses off campus (you need your rent receipts or lease).
  • Salary or hourly pay (company-issued T4 slip).
  • On-campus employment (you can print your T4 slip through our ADP system).
  • Income from assistantships such as a Research Assistant (RA) or Teaching Assistant (TA)
  • Awards, bursaries and/or scholarships (university-issued T4A slip).
  • Tuition fees (T2202)

To find and print your T2202 tax credit form:

  1. Go to MyOntarioTech.
  2. Select Current students.
  3. In the Canadian tax forms box, select T2202A Tax Credit form.
  4. If prompted, login using your network credentials. 
  5. On the Tax credit data form page, use the drop down arrow to select a Tax year then click Printable T2202A form (pdf) and select Submit. Note: Selecting View data enables you to view unofficial T2202A information. 
  6. Review the T2202A form and select Print. 

Are you an international student? Learn more about filing taxes in Canada on our International website.

Volunteer tax clinics

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) organizes volunteer tax preparation clinics each year. To find out the location of the clinics nearest you for help with your tax documents and filing your tax returns, visit the CRA website. 

On-campus tax clinics

The Accounting Association runs free tax-filing clinics on campus every March. Information on these clinics is available in January. 

For more details, please visit the Accounting Association web page or monitor their social media accounts (@ontariotechaccounting), for tax clinic information.

Canada Revenue Agency

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is the government body that oversees tax filing in Canada.  

Learn more by visiting the CRA website.

Professional accountants

Go to an accounting firm (such as H&R Block), or visit a Chartered Professional Accountant. 

OTSU Tax Clinic

The Ontario Tech Student Union offers a Tax Clinic to assist students with filing their taxes. You may visit the following webpage for information on scheduling an appointment and what documents you may need to bring with you to the appointment. 

Accounting Association

The members of the Accounting Association are students at our university who are currently studying Accounting or Finance. 

For more information, please visit the Accounting Association web page or monitor their social media accounts (@ontariotechaccounting), for tax clinic information.