In Canada, income tax is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The Canadian income tax year is from January 1 to December 31.
As a student living in Canada, you must file your taxes. You are eligible to claim a refund and get your money back from the Canadian Government.
If you have to pay tax every year, you must file an income tax and benefit return. If you have no income to report, you should still file a return.
- All Ryerson international students are eligible.
- People looking to file for family members MUST have their family members present at the appointment.
- Students who are self-employed;
- Students who are have a business or rental income and expenses;
- Student who have capital gains or losses;
- Student who have employment expenses;
- Student who need to file for bankruptcy;
- Visit our office located in POD 50-A or
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
- Full Name
- Student ID
- The date(s) and time(s) you would like to have your appointment
Note: We will reply to your email to confirm the appointment details.
|Mon., March 9, 2020||1 pm- 5 pm||POD 250|
|Fri., March 13, 2020||1 pm- 5 pm||POD 250|
|Mon. March 16, 2020||1 pm- 5 pm||Real Institute (Town Hall)|
|Wed., March 18, 2020||1 pm- 5 pm||POD 56 Lounge|
|Thur., March19, 2020||1 pm- 5 pm||POD 56 Lounge|
- Filing for one year of taxes
- Expect approximately 30 minutes per session (or longer if it’s a complicated case);
- Filing for you and your dependent:
- Expect approximately one hour or more per session;
- Filing for multiple years (maximum two years of taxes: 2018 & 2019):
- Expect approximately one hour or more per session
To file a Canadian tax return you will need either :
- A Social Insurance Number (SIN) (and if applicable), your spouse’s SIN
- OR an Individual Tax Number (ITN) - ONLY if you do not have a SIN
For your appointment you will need:
- A USB key to save your tax return;
- Your most recent Notice of Assessment (disregard if this is your first time filing taxes);
- Your Passport and Study Permit;
- A VOID cheque or bank statement if willing to receive direct deposit;
Additional Supporting Documents (please bring all documents that apply to you):
- T2202A – tuition fees and education amount. This can be downloaded from RAMSS under “Student Fees” under “T2202A Inquiry”
- T4 – Employment income and deductions. You should receive your T4 from your employer.
- T4A – Scholarships and bursaries or research grants (issued by Ryerson).
- T3 or T5 forms if you earned interest on investments and deposits (issued by banking and financial institutions).
RC62 - You may be eligible to receive RC62 Universal Child Care Benefit, external link, opens in new window if your spouse or children live with you in Canada.
You may be eligible to deduct certain expenses from your tax payments. These may include rent costs, cost of relocating to Canada, charitable donation receipts during the tax period (Jan 1 - December 31)
There are many tax services around Toronto where you can file your taxes!
- International Student and Income Tax video series, external link
- Learning About Taxes, external link
- CRA’s YouTube Channel, external link
- CRA Free Tax Clinics, external link