Helpful hints for tax season
March 07, 2019

Like clockwork, the deadline to file your income tax return is April 30. As a student, here are some resources to help you prepare.

T2202A tax form

Students who paid more than $100 in eligible fees for courses in 2018 will receive a Tuition and Education Credit Certificate (T2202A) form. As of Feb. 28, you can retrieve your T2202A form from Banner.

T4A tax form

If you received an award, scholarship or bursary in 2018, you will receive a Pension and Other Income T4A form in the mail.

T4 tax form

If you were employed in 2018, including on paid co-ops, your employer(s) should provide you with a T4 Statement of Remuneration Paid form.

Canada Student Grants

If you received a Canada Student Grant in 2018, please log in to your National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) account for any applicable tax slips.

This information is not intended as taxation advice.

Georgian Tax Clinic offers free services to eligible students

Georgian Business-Accounting students host the Georgian Tax Clinic each year to help students – domestic and international – file their personal income taxes. This is a free service for eligible students.

The clinic is open Tuesday to Friday from March 5 to April 19 in room H204 at the Barrie Campus.

Hours of operation*:

  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: noon to 3 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

*Hours are subject to change.

Volunteers are currently selecting dates to travel to other campuses as well. Please follow the clinic’s Facebook page for announcements regarding dates and times.

A Georgian accounting student goes over a tax return with a client.

There are three service options:

  1. Use the online form to book your in-person appointment.
  2. Drop-in and wait for the next available accounting student to assist you.
  3. Drop off your documents in an envelope, sign the consent form for the student to complete your tax return, and pick up your completed tax package at a later date.

Appointments are an hour long. At the end, you’ll be asked to complete a satisfaction survey about your experience.

The clinic is run by students who are in at least fourth semester and who have passed their taxation course. They are volunteering their time to put their skills to good use.

Have questions? Email the Georgian Tax Clinic.