T2202A: What is it?
Tuition and Education Credit Certificate (T2202A) forms are issued by Georgian College to students who have paid more than $100 in eligible fees for courses beginning and ending in a particular calendar year. To be eligible for an education tax credit, the full-time or part-time program of study must be at least three consecutive weeks and 12 hours per month.
A program is not considered a qualifying educational program if the student receives an allowance, benefit, grant or is reimbursed for expenses (not including scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or prizes for achievement, or certain benefits such as loans or financial assistance under certain government legislation).
How to get your T2202A
Official T2202As are available in Banner by Feb. 28 each year. Your T2202A will continue to be available for seven years. Forms are not automatically mailed to students.
To access your T2202A, you will need your Georgian student ID and password.
If you have forgotten your password, please use the Georgian Password Management Service to reset your password.
If your Banner account has been disabled you will need to contact the IT help desk at 705.728.1968, ext. 1732.
Steps to access your T2202A
- Select Login to Banner
- Enter User Name and Password
- Select Canadian Tax Form
- Select tax year
- Select T2202A Tax Credit Form
Two options will be available:
- View Data – this is not an official receipt and is for information purposes only
- Printable Form – make this selection only if you are ready to print the receipt
Print your T2202A
- Select Printable Form, then click Submit (if you select Continue, this will mark your taxation record as printed – if not printed at this time, any subsequent receipts will be marked Duplicate)
- Select Continue
- Select Print on browser menu
The receipt will print on two pages:
- Page 1 – Tuition and Education Amount Certificate
- Page 2 – Designation for the transfer of an amount to spouse or common-law partner, parent or grandparent
If you are the parent of a Georgian student, you will need to have your student access the T2202A and print it for you. Students must use the T2202A on their own tax return until the federal tax payable is reduced to 0, after which the student may then transfer the balance of the credit to another eligible party using the reverse side of the T2202A form, as per the Income Tax Act. Transferring the balance of the credit to another eligible party requires the student’s signature.
No access to a printer?
Students may email a print request to Georgian’s Accounting department. The request must include the student’s name, ID number and the year being requested. Receipts will be mailed out by Canada Post as soon as possible, usually within seven business days. There is a $10 fee for this service. Please be aware that we are unable to make courier or pick-up arrangements.
The T2202A process used to determine the number of eligible months has been changed to reflect Canada Revenue Agency regulations. Part-time students only receive a month if the program involves a minimum of 12 hours and three consecutive weeks in courses per calendar month. When terms end part-way through a month, part-time students cannot achieve the required 12 hours and three consecutive weeks in that particular month. Since the minimum hours and weeks per month is not obtained, the month cannot be awarded.
Address on T2202A is incorrect?
You may submit the T2202A with your income tax even if the address is incorrect. We do, however, request that you update your address with us. Please contact us to make changes to your address, telephone number, etc.
Which fees are not eligible?
Fees that are not eligible to claim include student association fees, alumni fees, athletic fees, textbooks, goods of lasting value that you keep.
Amount on the form doesn’t match amount paid for course?
The T2202A will reflect only eligible fees as per Canada Revenue Agency guidelines. Receipts issued in February will cover only terms or sessions attended during the prior calendar year. Amounts paid in November relating to the following winter semester will not be included until the next year.
Applied degrees and work terms
According to Canada Revenue Agency, a student in an applied degree or work term is considered eligible for the education amount only during the months attending the educational institution. Therefore, students who are on their work terms are not eligible for the education amount during those months.
Students with questions regarding the tuition and related fees amount may contact us at email@example.com or 705-728-1968 ext.1785. Please remember, there is an official college policy and federal and provincial legislation regarding the release of student information which is intended to protect the student’s right to privacy and the confidentiality of his/her record.
The information provided here is not intended as taxation advice and should not be relied upon in the preparation of a taxation return. Further information regarding the use of the T2202A form should be obtained from a qualified tax consultant or Canada Revenue Agency.