A T2202 is a tax receipt that is issued to students reporting the total tuition paid in the previous calendar year. For enrolment in 2019 or later, the T2202 replaces the current T2202A.
Frequently asked questions about the T2202
Read below for the most frequently asked questions about the T2202.
For enrolment in 2019 or later, the T2202 replaces the current T2202A. A T2202 is a tax receipt that is issued to students reporting the total tuition paid in the previous calendar year. The form shows the amount of tuition that can be reported for income tax purposes, as well as the number of months eligible for the education deduction. Find more information in the Revenue Canada Student and Income Tax Guide [PDF].
T2202 is the Tuition, Education, and Textbook Amounts Certificate, which is used for reporting to the Canada Revenue Agency for income tax purposes. This form is issued to students who meet all of the following conditions:
- You were enrolled during the calendar year in a qualifying education program or a specified education program;
- You paid more than $100 in tuition fees;
- You were 16 years of age or older before the end of the year.
T2202As for the calendar years 2003-2018 and T2202s for the 2019 calendar year forward are available for viewing and download through myBCIT. T2202s for the previous year are available starting the last day of February of the current year.
Please note: T2202s are only available to you on your myBCIT account.
‘Duplicate will show on your T2202 if you view the printable version for a second time.
‘Amended’ will show on your T2202 if any information on the tax receipt has been changed from the receipt originally issued. These changes would have been made by the BCIT Finance or Student Records departments. Both ‘duplicate’ and ‘amended’ copies are valid tax receipts.
There are a few possible reasons:
- Some courses and programs are considered pre-entry level (rather than post-secondary level) by the Canada Revenue Agency and as a result are not eligible to claim on the T2202.
- Some fees are considered ancillary and are not eligible to claim per the Canada Revenue Agency. Ancillary fees include pre-entry test fees, capital Levy, BCIT ID Card, health plan, student association fee, student activity fee, and public transportation (U-Pass BC – please refer to the Public Transit Amount on the Canada Revenue Agency Site).
- Tuition fees are calculated based on the tax year and not the school year. Tuition fees for courses spanning one calendar year to the next are divided on both T2202 forms for both tax years.
T2202 is associated to when you attend courses in a calendar year (January to December) and not when you pay your tuition. For example, if your pay your tuition in 2015 but attend in 2016, you will receive a 2016 T2202 once the 2016 calendar year is done. It will be available on your myBCIT account.
Students may not combine receipts from institutions to meet the minimum eligible fees as per the Income Tax Act.
You can claim a full-time education amount if you were enrolled in a qualifying education program which:
- lasts at least three consecutive weeks, and
- requires a minimum of ten hours of instruction or work each week. Instruction or work includes lectures, practical training and laboratory work. It also includes research time spent on a post-graduate thesis.
You can claim a part-time education amount if you were enrolled in a specific educational program which:
- lasts at least three consecutive weeks, and
- requires a minimum of 12 hours of instruction or work each month on courses in the program.
As per Canada Revenue Agency Guidelines, a student cannot claim more than one education amount per month. A student who is enrolled in a full-time program and part-time course(s) during the same months will only get credits for the full-time months.
As per the Revenue Canada Student and Income Tax Guide [PDF], if you are a co-operative student who attends an educational institution for an academic period and then you work for a similar period in a business or industry that relates to your academic studies, you are considered a full-time student only during the months that you attend the educational institution.
T2202 is an official tax receipt. It is issued to all students who paid tuition for qualifying courses in the previous calendar year. T2202 shows the amount of tuition that can be deducted for income tax purposes, as well as the number of months eligible for the education deduction. For more information, please see the Revenue Canada Student and Income Tax Guide [PDF].
T4A is an official document for tax purposes that must be reported on your tax return. It is issued to students who have received scholarships, bursaries, awards, and prizes from BCIT in the previous calendar year.