Income Tax Receipts

Income Tax Receipts (T2202)

Official income tax receipts (T2202) for eligible tuition and education amounts are available to be printed from students' mySaskPolytech accounts by the end of February each year. T2202 are not mailed out.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requires all designated educational institutions in Canada to report each student’s Social Insurance Number (SIN) on the Tuition and Enrolment Certificate (T2202). Saskatchewan Polytechnic is currently contacting all students to advise of this change.

To submit your SIN, please log-in to mySaskPolytech and on the Student tab, select SIN updates in the Enrolment Services menu.

To update your SIN, please complete a Change of Legal Name or Social Insurance Number (SIN) form. 

If you receive any communications containing a direct link to a SIN form, delete the message. Do not click the link, do not open attachments and do not reply to the message.

If you do not have access to a computer or cannot access your account, please complete a Document Request form and return it to Enrolment Services to receive your T2202 by mail. For additional options to receive your T2202, please contact Enrolment Services at the campus at which you studied.

Please note:

  • We are required to calculate and report the fees by calendar year rather than by academic year.
  • Tuition for courses that start in one calendar year but end in the next is pro-rated between the two years.
  • The tuition amount does not include books, student fees or printed materials.
  • The months indicated on the T2202 are for each whole or part month in the calendar year you were enrolled as a full-time or part-time student.
  • For part-time status, you must attend at least three consecutive weeks for at least 12 hours of instruction per month.

For more information, refer to our T2202 Frequently Asked Questions.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic does not issue T2202 certificates for apprenticeship or Saskatchewan (regional) college training. Please contact either the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission or the college you attended. 

The T2202 is an official income tax receipt issued by qualifying educational institutions for tax credits that may be claimed on a personal income tax return.  

Please contact your accountant or CRA for questions regarding submission of your T2202 form.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) now requires all designated educational institutions to report each student’s Social Insurance Number (SIN) on the T2202.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic contacts all students eligible to receive a T2202 and request the SIN. 

To submit your Social Insurance Number, use our secure online form available on mySaskPolytech. Follow the link on the Student Home page, under the Enrolment Services heading, “SIN Updates”.

If you receive any communications containing a direct link to the SIN form, delete the message. Do not click the link, do not open attachments, and do not reply to the message.

International students who have earned income in Canada and are filing a Canadian tax return must also provide the SIN. Consult the Canada Revenue Agency site for more information concerning tax obligations.

If your Social Insurance Number (SIN) is provided to us before February 1, Saskatchewan Polytechnic applies to the Graduate Retention Program on your behalf. If your SIN is not provided by February 1, you must apply on your own behalf for eligible programs. The ministry may contact you by email.

For more information, see Saskatchewan Graduate Retention Program.

An amended T2202 will be available the following Thursday if a SIN is provided after the initial T2202 release date.

The institution in which you paid your tuition will issue your T2202. In general, Saskatchewan Polytechnic does not issue T2202 certificates for apprenticeship, SCBScN or Saskatchewan (regional) college training unless tuition has been paid directly to Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Please contact either the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission or the college you attended. 

T2202’s are available electronically on mySaskPolytech no later than the end of February each year for the preceding taxation (e.g., calendar) year (e.g., by February 28, 2022, for the 2021 tax year).  

Access mySaskPolytech by clicking on the mySaskPolytech link here, or by clicking the mySaskPolytech link on our home page at saskpolytech.ca

To print your T2202 from mySaskPolytech, follow these instructions:

  1. On the Student Home page, click the “myFinances” bubble.
  2. On the right, under Tax Forms, click on “T2202 tax form for programs”.
  3. Under the heading “Tax Credit Data Form”, select the tax year using the drop-down menu and click on “Printable T2202 Form”, and “Submit”.

Note: If your T2202 will not open, you must disable the pop-up blocker on your Internet browser. (Instructions below for Windows systems):

  • Click on the Windows home button at the bottom left of your computer screen
  • Type “pop” into the search field
  • Choose “block or allow pop-ups”, and remove the checkmark to unblock

Trouble accessing your account or viewing your T2202? Forgot your username or password?

Contact our Helpdesk at 1-888-733-5333 or helpdesk@saskpolytech.ca. You must have your student ID number handy in order for the Helpdesk to assist you. (Your ID number is available on mySaskPolytech, and on various letters, receipts, confirmations, etc.)

Yes.  Second and subsequent copies include the printed word **Duplicate**.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic libraries and other locations have computers where students can access mySaskPolytech. Other locations include, for example, Saskatchewan colleges, places of employment, community libraries, and Internet cafés. 

If none of these options is available to you, you may contact Enrolment Services (with proof of identification), by email, or by phone, and a representative will mail a copy of your T2202 to your address on record. Requests for a printed copy of your T2202 will only be accepted after the end of February. 

RegInbox.MooseJaw@saskpolytech.ca
306-691-8383

RegInbox.Regina@saskpolytech.ca
306-775-7301

RegInbox.PrinceAlbert@saskpolytech.ca
306-765-1600

RegInbox.Saskatoon@saskpolytech.ca
306-659-4800

The total amount of tuition and fees paid may not necessarily correspond to your T2202 because not all tuition and fees are tax deductible. Also, the T2202 is based on the tax year (January to December) not the standard school year (July to June). 

One of the following statements may answer your question:

  • A T2202 only reports “eligible fees”, not all fees that have been paid. Therefore, the T2202 will typically be less than the actual amount paid for a full-time program or course. Also, non-tuition related fees (e.g. Students’ Association and Health and Dental) are not eligible. Refer to the Canada Revenue Agency site for eligible fees.
  • Audited courses are not eligible.
  • Non-credit courses are included but may not be eligible. It is the student’s responsibility to determine eligibility for taxation purposes. You may wish to consult with your accountant, or refer to the Canada Revenue Agency site.
  • If the program you took started in one calendar year and ended in the next, the tuition paid will be pro-rated over the two calendar years for T2202 purposes.
  • T2202 tax receipts are issued for tuition and fees paid in respect of the calendar year. If you have not paid your tuition and fees in accordance with stated Saskatchewan Polytechnic timelines, the reporting of those unpaid amounts on your T2202 will be delayed.
  • Tuition amounts do not include books, student fees or printed materials.
  • Only tuition and fees greater than $100 are eligible to be reported on a T2202.

T2202 monthly calculations are based on CRA requirements and does not reflect your full-time or part-time status at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Part-time status on your T2202 does not mean that Saskatchewan Polytechnic considers you a part-time student.

One of the following statements may answer your question:

  • Disability status: full-time or part-time status is based on Saskatchewan Polytechnic calculations. Full-time/part-time months on tax forms are subject to the same calculations for tax purposes. If you are a student with a disability, go to the CRA website for further information on tax credits and deductions for persons with disabilities or see Guide RC4064, Disability Related Information. That guide has information about services and programs that may benefit you, and deductions and credits that may apply to you.
  • Students who have enrolled in a PLAR course(s) are provided a T2202 for the fees, but not calculated for months.
  • For full-time status to be reported on your T2202, you must have attended for a minimum of 14.5 hours per week for at least three consecutive weeks. (Note: Monday is considered the first day of the week).
  • For part-time status to be reported on your T2202, you must have attended for a minimum of 12 hours over at least three consecutive weeks in a single month. (Note: Monday is considered the first day of the week).
  • For degree full-time status to be reported on your T2202, you must have attended for a minimum of 9 hours per week for at least three consecutive weeks. (Note: Monday is considered the first day of the week).
  • The months reported on the T2202 are for each whole or part month in the calendar year you were enrolled as a full-time or part-time student.

As indicated in the Canada Revenue Agency Student and Income Tax Guide , if you attend an educational institution for an academic period, then work for a similar period in a business or industry that relates to your academic studies (e.g., a work term), you are considered a full-time student only during the months that you attended the educational institution.

As a co-operative education student, you will receive an amount for tuition paid toward your work term.

One of the following statements may answer your question:

  • The course did not start in the related tax year; the T2202 is based on the study period, not on the tuition payment date.
  • You took apprenticeship training and must contact the Apprenticeship Commission, or you trained at a regional college and must contact the college you attended.
  • The tuition is not over $100.
  • The study time is not of the required minimum length.

No. You may submit the T2202 information as received even if the address is incorrect. 

To update your address, go to mySaskPolytech, Student Home page.

CRA regulations generally do not permit individuals to claim educational amounts where a benefit, grant, allowance or reimbursement of tuition was received (example, dual credit high school students).

In some situations, specific to Saskatchewan Polytechnic employees (e.g., Adult Teaching and Learning program for faculty, employee development, etc.), all or part of the tuition may have been waived or reimbursed. A T2202 may still be issued in some scenarios, and it is the responsibility of employees to ensure their tax eligibility by checking CRA guidelines or by discussing the situation with an independent tax professional.  

The T2202 is always issued in the name of the student registered for classes at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. If you determine you are eligible to transfer tuition credits to a third party such as a parent, you may print the T2202 and sign the authorization on page two. Guidelines on transferring tuition credits are available from the Canada Revenue Agency.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic staff are not able to provide income tax advice. In-depth questions regarding the use of the T2202 in the tax preparation process should be directed to the CRA or to an independent tax professional. 

Helpful CRA publications can be obtained in person at any CRA office location, by visiting the Canada Revenue Agency website, or by calling the CRA at 1-800-959-8281. 

Contact a manager in Enrolment Services directly at:

  • Moose Jaw campus: 306-691-8383
  • Prince Albert campus: 306-765-1600
  • Regina campus: 306-775-7301 
  • Saskatoon campus: 306-659-4800

 

Saskatchewan Graduate Retention Program

The Graduate Retention Program (GRP) is a tax credit that will help reduce the provincial income tax owed by the graduate. Starting the year you graduate, you are entitled to tax credits over a seven-year period based on your eligible tuition amount, if you file an income tax return as a Saskatchewan resident each year.

If you provide your social insurance number (SIN) to us before February 1, Saskatchewan Polytechnic applies to the program on your behalf as a graduate of an eligible program. If your SIN is not provided by February 1, you must apply on your own behalf for eligible programs. The ministry may contact you by email.

For more information, see Saskatchewan Graduate Retention Program.

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