Income Tax Time – 2013

Many of you are now receiving T4 and T4A tax slips. The T4 slip indicates the income you received in 2012 for TA/instructorship work and T4A slips are for income from scholarships/research assistantships, including tuition fee scholarships. In addition, you will need a T2202A slip (tuition certificate) which is available for download on ROSI. You will need these slips to file income tax forms for the 2012 calendar year.

The tax deadline for filing your 2012 taxes is April 30th, 2013.

Hard copies of income tax forms are available at Canada Post offices. E-copies are downloadable from the Canada Revenue Agency (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/formspubs/t1gnrl/on-eng.html) and probably some other sites.

DOMESTIC STUDENTS

For information on free online tax filing go to UFile.ca (http://www.ufile.ca/WhyUFile/free.asp). The Canadian Federation of Students has negotiated an agreement with UFile.ca to provide free online tax preparation to all Canadian post-secondary students.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

You can find information specifically for international students in Canada at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/internationalstudents/

Help from the Centre for International Experience:

2013 Tax Sessions at CIE
Individual help sessions for first-year students/ first-time filers who will be completing their first tax return for the year 2012 will be conducted in March. Service will be provided by Rotman Commerce student volunteers on a first come first served basis (no appointments will be assigned):

March 6th – 28th, 2013
1 pm – 4 pm (Monday to Friday)
at CIE (main floor)

Students who already have a file with Canada Revenue Agency (repeat filers) can make use of: www.ufile.ca (code FAY 1493)

On April 8th, 2013 at 12pm, Professor Cara Orzech of Rotman Commerce will conduct a presentation on Canadian Taxation policies and the process of filling out tax returns at the Centre for International Experience. This session is open to all international students at UofT. To register to attend this session on April 8th please email suying.hugh@utoronto.ca with “April 8th Tax Session” in the subject line.

Tax forms in your mailbox require your attention

Dear Graduate Students,

Two forms have been placed in your mailbox regarding the 2012 tax credits return. If you are/will be employed by the University as either a TA or Course Instructor these forms must be filled out. Note that the forms are double sided and require your signature on the second page. Please fill them out accordingly and return them to me at your earliest convenience, please leave them in my mailbox.

If you have any questions please refer to: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html

Regards,

Diana Leonardo

Diana Leonardo
Financial Assistant
Dept. of Math,
U of T
40 St. George Street, Room 6290E
BCIT Building
Toronto, ON M5S 2E4
416-978-3460
416-978-4107 (fax)
dianal@math.toronto.edu

Important Workshops for International Students

Are you a graduating international student? Do you have Citizenship and Immigration Canada questions about your post-graduation work permit, permanent residency or the Provincial Nominee Program?

Citizenship and Immigration Canada and representatives from Opportunities Ontario will be presenting on your options. Please attend the Information Session being live broadcast to St. George Campus from UTSC.

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Time: 11am-1pm

Location: New College, 40 Willcocks Street, WI 2002

RSVP: Erika Bailey – e.bailey@utoronto.ca

Session topics:

-Post-Graduation Work Permit

-Applying for Permanent Residency (PR) in Canada

-PR application categories

-Skilled Workers vs Canadian Experience Class – what is the difference?

-PR application process

-PR requirements and selection criteria

-How PR applications are assessed

-How long it takes to process a PR application

-Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program

Schedule:

11am-12:15pm – Citizenship and Immigration Canada presentation

12:15pm-12:45pm – Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program

12:45pm-1:00pm – Q&A

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Tax Information Sessions for International Students at CIE

 

 

CIE has arranged for representatives of Canada Revenue Agency’s International Tax Services Office to conduct information sessions to explain the policy and process of filling a tax return.

 

Two (2) identical sessions will be held on Tuesday February 28th:

 

11:00am – 1:00pm and  2:00pm – 4:00pm

 

These information sessions will be held at the Centre for International Experience in Cumberland House ( 33 St. George Street) and necessary forms will be made available.

Please register for only 1 session by emailing suying.hugh@utoronto.ca, please identify which session you would like to attend.

 

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DROP DEADLINE, INCOME TAX TIME, READING WEEK

Hi everybody,

DROP DEADLINE:

The next important deadline for students is the course drop deadline
of MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012. It is an important deadline and there
are consequences for not dropping a course(s) by this date. If you
want to drop a winter course, please drop it on ROSI and then follow with
an add/drop form, available in the mailroom and at

http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/Assets/SGS+Digital+Assets/current/Student+Forms/Add-Drop+Course.pdf

I need the form for your student file.

INCOME TAX TIME:

Many of you have received T4 tax slips already. This is the slip
indicating the income you received in 2011 for TA/instructorship
work. If you have not yet received this slip, please let me know.
T4A slips (scholarships) and T2202A (tuition certificates) are
available for download on ROSI. You will need these slips to
file income tax forms for the 2011 calendar year. The deadline
is April 30, 2012.

Hard copies of income tax forms will be available at Canada Post
offices.
E-copies are downloadable from the Canada
Revenue Agency (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/formspubs/t1gnrl/on-eng.html)
and probably some other sites.

Income Tax Clinics:

DOMESTIC students: Free income tax clinic for residents of Canada with
income below $20,000 single/$30,000 family.
Cecil Community Centre (College/Spadina), March 3, 8, 15, 31.
Register to receive an appointment at 416-392-1090.

For information on free online tax filing go to UFile.ca
(http://www.ufile.ca/WhyUFile/free.asp).
The Canadian Federation of Students has negotiated an agreement
with UFile.ca to provide free online tax preparation to all
Canadian post-secondary students.

INTERNATIONAL students: CIE has arranged for representatives of
Canada Revenue Agency’s International Tax Services Office to conduct
workshops to explain the policy and process of filling out a tax return.
Two identical sessions will be held on:

Tuesday February 28th, 2012
11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

These sessions will be held at CIE in the Cumberland Room.
Please register for 1 session only by emailing suying.hugh@utoronto.ca

Individual help sessions for first year students who will be
completing their first tax return for the year 2011 will be conducted
from March 12th-April 3rd. These sessions will be from 1pm-4pm
(Monday to Friday) at CIE. Service will be provided by
student volunteers on a first come first served basis.

READING WEEK

As many of your know there are no classes next week (Feb. 20-24) and
the university will be closed on Monday, Feb 20th for Family Day.

I wish you all a restful break.

Ida

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This coming April all students employed during the 2010
calendar year will be required to file income tax forms.

The deadline to file is APRIL 30TH, 2011.

Required to file your taxes are 

- 2010 Income Tax Forms 

Hard copies will be available at Canada Post
offices, the U of T's International Student Centre, Graduate
Student Union; e-copies are downloadable from the Canada
Revenue Agency (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/formspubs/t1gnrl/on-eng.html)
and probably some other sites.

For information on free online tax filing go to UFile.ca
(http://www.ufile.ca/WhyUFile/free.asp). 
The Canadian Federation of Students has negotiated an agreement 
with UFile.ca to provide free online tax preparation to all 
Canadian post-secondary students.

- T4-slips showing TA-income will be mailed to you.  *** If you have moved
in the past year and you have not notified me or the accounts person,
please do so now.  The address change you would have made on ROSI
does not transfer to the system that handles your TA employment. ***

- T4A-slips showing scholarship, bursary, fellowship, etc.
should be available on the Student Web Service, www.rosi.utoronto.ca
after January 7

- Tuition & Education Amount Certificates, (T2202A), will be available 
on the Student Web Service, www.rosi.utoronto.ca after February 21


The GSU and the CIE (Centre for International Experience, formerly known
as the International Student Centre) normally offer workshops to help with the filing
of forms. Please review their websites for further information.

If it's your first time filing Canadian income tax forms and you have
questions, your best bet for answers is from
your fellow students who have filed before. Of course, I will
try to help in any way.

                                        Ida
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The deadline to file your income tax for 2009 is APRIL 30TH, 2010.

Required to file your taxes are the

- 2009 Income Tax Forms

  Hard copies available at Canada Post
  offices, the U of T's International Student Centre, Graduate
  Student Union; e-copies are downloadable from the Canada Revenue Agency and probably
  some other sites

  For information on free online tax filing go to UFile.ca.
  The Canadian Federation of Students has negotiated an agreement
  with UFile.ca to provide free online tax preparation to all
  Canadian post-secondary students.

- T4-slips showing TA-income have recently been mailed to you

- T4A-slips showing scholarship, bursary, fellowship, etc.
  are available on the Student Web Service, www.rosi.utoronto.ca

- Tuition & Education Amount Certificates, (T2202A), are available
  on the Student Web Service, www.rosi.utoronto.ca

The GSU and the ISC offer workshops to help with the filing
of forms:

- The GSU organizes an annual Income Tax workshop in March or
  April every year. It is presented by representatives from the
  federal government's Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. Watch
  the email digest for dates in the late winter/early spring.

- Income Tax and International Students
  The ISC has arranged for representatives of Canada Customs and
  Revenue Agency?- International Tax Services Office (ITSO) to
  conduct workshops to explain the policy and process of filling
  out your tax return.  There will be four (4) identical sessions
  on the following dates with opportunities for questions and
  answers after each session:

  Tuesday 2nd March, 2010              10.00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
  Tuesday 2nd March, 2010               2.00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  Wednesday 3rd March, 2010            10.00 a.m  - 12:00 noon
  Wednesday 3rd March, 2010             2.00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  For more information, please visit
  http://www.isc.utoronto.ca/pdfs/Tax-session-for-web-2010-%282%29.htm

New students:
If you have any questions, your best bet for answers is from
your fellow students who have filed before. Of course, I will
try to help in any way.

                                        Ida
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