There is a misunderstanding among international students that they don’t need to file taxes like local residents in Canada.
If you sojourned in Canada for 183 days or more (the 183-day rule) in the tax year, you must file a tax. There are a lot of benefits for international students who file their taxes. The biggest one is a tax credit.
T2202A or T2202
This is a form for tuition by the school. General students can download it from the school’s website or go directly to the student office to ask for or request a replacement receipt.
Social Insurance Number (SIN)
SIN is also known as the work card number. All post-secondary admissions allow students to work outside the school. Students need to go to Service Canada to get a work card number. You only need to bring a passport with a photo page and a notarized copy of the Study Permit. The commercial banks (TD, CIBC, or Scotia) or the international student office of the school can handle it.
Proof of income such as T4, T4A, T5
Rent receipt or Property tax receipt
If you are renting a house or even a room, you can file the rent receipt to be deducted. If you own a house, provide a local tax (Property Tax) for the deduction.
Bank Void Cheque
If you file tax with your void cheque, the government will deposit it into your account directly rather than mailing you the cheque, which will take a long time. You can find the void cheque through online banking or directly go to your bank branch.
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