To claim the northern residents deduction, or the deduction for travel benefits, type “Northern” in the search box, then add the Northern Residents Deduction section.
You only need to enter the information requested, depending on whether you lived in Zone A or Zone B. You don’t need to include your name, address, or period of residence.
Note: It doesn’t matter if you are renting or owning a home when claiming the northern residents deduction.
You must complete each column in this section to claim the travel benefits deduction. If you need to add more than one trip, click the Add another Row button.
The total of all your entries in the Taxable travel benefits column must be less than or equal to the amounts from box 32 or 33 of your T4 slip, or box 28 or 116 of your T4A slip.
Once all the amounts are entered, the deduction will be the lesser of:
- The taxable benefit you received. This is the amount from box 32 or 33 of your T4 slip, or 28 or 116 of your T4A slip. See this CRA page for details.
- Travel expenses for the trip. This is the amount you actually paid for travel expense (using the meals/mileage rates). See this CRA page for details.
- Lowest return airfare. You’ll need to include this amount. Use the amount from your receipts or booking info, or, if you didn’t fly, include the lowest return airfare available on the date of your trip. See this CRA page for details.
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