Tax Forms Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. How do I get a T2202A and/or T4A form(s)?
You can print your T2202A and/or T4A from myOCADU. 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. T4A forms are prepared for all students who have received more than $500 in scholarship, bursary or award in a calendar year.
Q. Are the T2202A and/or T4A receipt(s) sent to me?
No, the T2202A and/or T4A are no longer mailed out to students. These are available online through myOCADU> My Services. Please view, print, or download it from there.
Q. How can students who do not have access to the web obtain a form if they need it?
Students can access their myOCADU account from any computer in the OCAD University Library or from any student accessible computers around campus that has a web browser.
Q. Do I have to submit my T2202A and/or T4A form(s) with my income tax submission?
Students are not required to submit a printed copy of the T2202A and/or T4A form(s) 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.
Q. Why doesn’t my T2202A amount match the amounts I paid for my courses/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. Certain administrative and ancillary fees are not eligible for tax deduction.
Q. What tuition fees are not eligible for my T2202A?
Fees that are not eligible include: Acad Equip/New Technology, Access Copyright, Health Promotion Counsel, Career Services, Learning Resource, Health/Dental Plan, all Student Union fees, program and ancillary fees, materials, goods of lasting value that you keep (such as a computer, materials or tools), and certain other administrative fees.
Q. Why doesn't my T2202A include the amount I paid for the academic year, Fall and Winter terms?
The T2202A is based on the tax year (January to December) and not the school year. The T2202A will include winter courses from the previous school year, summer courses, and the current year’s fall courses.
Q. My parents will be claiming my tuition fees and require that my T2202A be issued to them directly. Can OCAD do this for me?
OCAD University 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.
Q. I printed my T2202A and/or T4A receipt(s) from myOCADU but the address on it was incorrect. Do I need a new one?
You can use your tax receipt(s) 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 myOCADU.
Q. I printed my T2202A and/or T4A receipt(s) from myOCADU 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 tax receipts 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 receipt(s) are incorrect, please contact the Senior Student Accounts Clerk at 416 977 6000 ext. 317 or in person at the Finance Office (230 Richmond Street West, Level 7).
Q. If I add the tuition for my OCAD University 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 different institutions to meet the minimum eligible fee.
Q. Can you help me with some questions about my tax return?
Unfortunately we cannot. In-depth questions regarding the use of the tax receipts in the tax preparation process should be directed to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). 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)
Q. I want to print my T2202A and/or T4A tax form a second time. Can I do this?
Yes, you can print your tax receipts 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 (CRA) or if you are being audited.
Q. Can my parents, siblings, or anyone obtain information that is on my record at the University?
No, not even your parents can obtain confidential information without your written consent. OCAD University gathers and maintains information used for purposes of admission, registration and other fundamental activities related to being a member of the university community and to attending a public post-secondary institution in Ontario. The policy regarding the release of information about students is intended to protect the individual student's right to privacy and the confidentiality of his or her record. Personal Information Protection Guidelines and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) govern access to confidential information at the University.
Q. For 2015 Tax Year Only – Why do I not see the full year’s (Winter, Summer, and Fall) tuition amount on my 2015 T2202A form?
Due to our student system conversion in 2015, students who attended OCAD from January – December 2015 (Winter, Summer and/or Fall 2015 Terms) will have to download two T2202A tax forms. These two tax receipts represent the entire 2015 tax year, and should be combined when completing the 2015 tax return for the Canada Revenue Agency.
Winter 2015 - To view, print or download the PDF, click on Tax Forms > View my Tax Forms from Winter 2015 and Before >T2202A and T4A, select the 2015 T2202A and launch the PDF.
Summer and Fall 2015 - To view, print or download the PDF, click on Tax Forms > View my Tax Forms from Summer 2015 and After, select T2202A and the 2015 tax year to launch the PDF.