As tax season rolls around year after year, so do the endless obscurely titled forms. Take T2200 tax forms for example, every year, employees request their employers to sign off on them, but what does this form entail? No need to worry, we’re here to fill you in. (And while you're at it, take a look at our payroll software that can automate many processes for you.)
What Is A T2200?
A T2200, in other words, a Declaration of Conditions of Employment, is a form that an employer must provide to an employee when said employee’s position causes them to incur expenses, potentially because the job requires them to work from home.
A T220 is typically shared as a PDF to simplify the process. This PDF can be filled out electronically (as a fillable form), or printed out and completed manually. The Government of Canada provides both versions, which can be found on their website here.
A guide to the CRA’s eligible employment expenses is available here.
Things are a little different in the province of Quebec. Here, the T2200 form is known as TP 64.3-V, or, General Employment Conditions (Aa mouthful). Is is also available in both PDF formats here on the Revenu Québec website.
A guide to Revenu Québec’s eligible employment expenses is available here.
Am I Eligible For A T2200?
Many people don’t realize that they could be claiming certain work-incurred expenses. Determine if you qualify for a T2200 with this insightful checklist guide designed for employees by HR Insider.
It’s pretty common for employees to turn to their managers or employers for tax advice. As an employer, you should educate yourself things like the T2200. Help your employees determine their eligibility and ensure they are aware that the CRA may reject their claim.
Be a resource to your employees, it will make them respect you and help you maintain great relationships.