2020 Tuition tax receipts are now available on students myTrent portal
Tuition and Education Deduction Tax Certificate - T2202
The tuition tax credit allows you to reduce any income tax you may owe. The Tuition and Enrolment Certificate (T2202) will be available in late February and can be accessed by logging into your myTrent portal
To find your tax forms:
- Log into your MyTrent portal
- Click the Finances Tab
- Click the Tax Forms icon
- Login using your Trent username and password
- Open each folder and print your eligible tax forms
The T2202 certificate is not mailed to students. Should a revision of your Tuition and Enrolment Certificate (T2202) be required, a charge of $18.50 will be charged. This includes adding your social insurance number (SIN#) to your T2202 or re-calculating the amount due to late payment of fees.
Social Insurance Number (SIN)
Social Insurance Number Requirement for T2202 Forms for 2020
For the 2020 income tax year, the T2202 form (formerly T2202A) will need to include the student’s Social Insurance Number (SIN); this was already a requirement for the T4A form. Trent University, as the issuer of the T2202 and T4A forms, has a legislated obligation to ask for and report SIN numbers on the forms. For this reason, students are required to submit their SIN number to Trent University through their myTrent portal.
For more information visit Canada Revenue Agency
Q: What if the address on my T2202 is incorrect? Do I need a new T2202?
A: No. You may submit the T2202 information as received even if the address is incorrect. According to CRA regulations, it is not necessary for students to submit the T2202 with the income tax return but they must produce it if it is requested by CRA. To update your address, go to mytrent
Q: The amount on my T2202 tuition tax receipt is less than the amount of my registration fees paid?
A. The University follows the Canada Revenue guidelines on eligible tuition fees to prepare the T2202 Tuition Tax receipt. Not all fees paid are eligible, visit the CRA website for more information.
Scholarships, Bursary Tax Slip - T4A
A T4A is issued by the University to students who have received awards, including scholarships, bursaries and waivers. T4A tax forms are located beside the T2202 icon. These can be accessed on your myTrent portal.
Residence fees cannot be claimed as rent for income tax purposes. Under the Income Tax Act, universities are exempt from paying municipal property taxes. We do not issue a tax receipt for residence fees or meal plan payments.
The Ontario Income Tax Act stipulates that all students living in designated university (tax-exempted) student residences are limited to an Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit claim based on an occupancy cost of $25 for the time they resided in the student residence. Therefore, the amount that can be claimed for income tax purposes is $25 and not the full amount of residence fees paid. On Line 6114 (Student Residences) of your income tax return, tick the box to claim $25 as your occupancy cost for the part of the year you lived in residence. For more information, visit the Government of Ontario Ministry of Finance website.
Note to International Students
Trent University is required to provide T2202 information to all students to enable them to complete their Canadian tax returns. Contact the Trent International Program Office if you have questions regarding filing a Canadian tax return..
Note to Students Who Are Residents of Quebec
The RL-8 slip is a tax form of the Ministere du Quebec and is intended only for Quebec residents. Please visit or e-mail Student Accounts to request your RL-8 form.
Note to US Students
Although Trent University does not issue 1098T tax receipts, US students can use the T2202 to file their US tax return. Contact a tax professional who work with the U.S. tax system for assistance.
Privacy/Access to Information
University privacy guidelines will not allow the release of student information to any one other than the student concerned without the online consent from the student. Visit this page for more information.
Trouble with Portal Access - No Longer a Student or Forgot your Password
For assistance with forgotten user IDs and passwords, please visit mytrent Select either "Forgot your Password?" or "Forgot your Username?" If you need additional assistance contact the IT Service Desk at email@example.com
Alumni Student Access:
myTrent Access to @trentu.ca email, access academic records, request transcripts and more. Only one Trent account login is required to access both myCommunity and MyTrent. For new accounts or to re-activate your previous Trent account, go to the registration page. For password resets, visit the password retrieval page. For further login assistance email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-449-0072
Additional Tax Links
Canada Revenue Agency
Students and Income Tax page
P105 - Students and Income Tax
Line 323 - Tuition, education, and textbook amounts