T2202A: Tuition, Education and Textbooks Certificate
The T2202A is the Tuition & Education Amounts Certificate and the information on the form is used for reporting to Revenue Canada for Income Tax Purposes.
The University of Toronto will issue a T2202A certificate if:
- The student was enrolled during the calendar year (January to December) in a qualifying educational program;
- The University received payment(s) applicable to eligible tuition fees for academic session(s) in the calendar year.
Please refer to the Canada Revenue Agency Income Tax Guidelines for instructions on using this form.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Receives a T2202A?
The Canada Revenue Agency requires the University to provide a T2202A to all University of Toronto students 16 years or older before the end of the calendar year, who was enrolled during the calendar year (January to December) in a qualifying educational program or a specified educational program at a post-secondary institution and paid tuition fees in respect of the calendar year of more than $100 for courses taken at the post-secondary level.
When are the T2202As available?
Student Accounts makes the T2202A certificates for the current calendar year (January to December) available on February 21st of the following year.
The certificate is available for viewing and printing on the ACORN. Paper copies are not mailed to students. The printed copy is acceptable for the purposing of filing the student’s income tax return. This date will be posted on the Student Accounts bulletin board in early February, and an email notification will be sent to the UTOR email addresses of students who are registered in the winter session and has a debit or credit account balance. If your T2202A certificate has not been posted on the ACORN, see information about obtaining a duplicate copy.
Each payment made in the current calendar year towards prior year outstanding fees, will revise the amounts reported on the T2202A certificate on ACORN.
How long areT2202A certificates available on the ACORN?
Most recent calendar year and for six prior calendar years are available on the ACORN at www.acorn.utoronto.ca. Students can view and print forms as needed. Paper copies are not mailed to students.
Graduates and Former Students:
Most recent seven years are available on the ACORN at www.acorn.utoronto.ca. Students can view and print forms as needed. Paper copies are not mailed to students.
Students who requires PIN reactivation can view instructions for PIN reactivation.
What applications are required to download the T2202A form on ACORN?
The T2202A form will be available as a Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file. Adobe® Reader® (5.05 or higher) is required to read the PDF files.
Who to contact for assistance with difficulty with Acrobat Reader or printing the T2202A form?
If your computer is attached to a local area network (LAN), you should contact your LAN administrator or technical support person for support. If you are having a problem on a personal computer, you can leave your comments or questions using the ACORN feedback button located in the lower left corner. (Be sure to select Help with Browser or Connectivity Problems from the Divisional Contact drop-down list.)
How can a student obtain a duplicate copy?
T2202A tax certificates for the last 7 calendar years can be viewed and printed from ACORN, www.acorn.utoronto.ca.
Current and former students can view and print these tax forms on ACORN. If you have forgotten your ACORNpin, please attempt pin reactivation on ROSI or contact your registrar’s office to request that they reset your ACORN pin.
Duplicate copies of certificates can be obtained from the Student Accounts office for a fee of $5.00 per certificate. Duplicate copies can be obtained:
· In person; at Students Accounts, 215 Huron Street, 3rd Floor. Please request your tax forms in advance by contacting our office by email; Info.email@example.com or telephone 416-978-2142. The required fee is payable in-person by cash only.
· By mail; send a written request by mail to Student Accounts, 215 Huron St., 3rd floor, Toronto, On M5S 1A2. Your request should include your full name, student number, current address and the required fee as a cheque payable to the University of Toronto. The duplicate copies will be mailed to the address provided in your request.
What do the tuition credit amounts on the T2202A mean?The amounts reported on the certificate include the portion of tuition fee payments applicable to each academic session attended in the current calendar year. The three session periods are January to April (winter), May to August (summer), and September to December (fall).
Only the portions of tuition fee payments that are eligible for tuition credit are reported on the certificate. The allowable fees are defined by the Canada Revenue Agency. Student society incidental fees, residence and service charge fees are examples of ineligible fee payments that are excluded from the tuition amounts reported on the certificate.
If you paid the total fee (for the fall session of the current calendar year and the winter session of the following calendar year) in the current calendar year, only the portion which is applicable to the academic session attended in the current calendar year (the fall session – September to December) will be listed on the current year certificate.
If you paid for the fall session (September to December) of the previous calendar year in the current calendar year, when the fee payment is recorded in the ACORN student account, the previous calendar year T2202A certificate will be automatically revised on ACORN.
If the amount on the certificate is incorrect, students can contact Student Accounts at 416-978-2142 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who to contact if the full-time or part-time status on the T2202A is incorrect?
Questions regarding the education credit information on the certificate should be directed to your undergraduate registration office or SGS Student Services.
[top]Where are other useful sources of student tax information?The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website provides information for students on a wide range of taxation topics. In addition, CRA ‘s annual Students and Income Tax brochure is a useful source of information for students.