To claim a credit for eligible tools, enter their cost in the employment expenses section of TurboTax. You must have bought these tools during the tax year to earn employment income as a tradesperson or eligible apprentice mechanic.
To claim this deduction, you'll need a signed T2200 from your employer that declares the conditions of your employment. While you don't need to file the T2200 with your return, you must keep a copy for your records.
Be sure to enter the total amount you paid for the tool, not the tax credit amount ($500). TurboTax will use the amount of expenses paid that you enter to calculate the credit amount.