International Tax Services Office. Welcome to Canada International Students. Session objective. To give you important information on how to file an income tax return as a newcomer to Canada.
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Welcome to Canada
Am I a resident of Canada for tax and credit purposes?
Why is residency important?
Where can I get more information?
Sales Tax Credit (if eligible)
for the province where you normally resided on December 31st 2008
No social insurance number (SIN)?
Can I use my expired 900 SIN to file my income tax return?
Not allowed to get a SIN?
Application for a Canada Revenue Agency Individual Tax Number (ITN)
Date of entry
Did you become a resident of Canada before last year?
Be sure this is an address where you can be reached between May and August
If you are a resident who entered Canada for the first time in 2008, put in your date of entry
04= Research Grant
Report your net research grant
An international student can deduct moving expenses if he or she is:
Are there exemptions under a tax treaty?
See “Federal foreign tax credit,” line 405, on Schedule 1.
Jane arrived in Canada from Australia on
May 6, 2008.
She entered “05-06” in the Identification area of her return. She calculated that from May 6 to December 31 there were 240 days.
Jane claims the basic personal amount calculated as follows:
240 days in Canada x $9,600.00 = $6,312.33
365 days in 2008
Jane will enter $6,312.33 on line 300 of her Schedule 1.
You are eligible to claim an amount for textbooks only if you are entitled to claim the education amount.
The amount is:
For transit after June 30, 2006, you can claim the cost of monthly public transit passes.
Public transit includestransit by local bus, streetcar, subway, commuter train or bus, and local ferry.
Receipts – Keep all your receipts andpasses in case we ask to see them.
All employees are eligible to claim an employment tax credit.
Claim the lesser of:
As a newcomer, you should:
As a newcomer, you:
Newcomers should send their tax return to:
International Tax Services Office
2204 Walkley Road
Ottawa ON K1A 1A8
For more information, you can call toll free
1-800-267-5177, or go to our Web site at