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# Tradesperson tool allowance

I cannot get the tradespersons tool allowance amount to populate? My son bought tools \$911.48, income earned \$33104.76. I think it should allow him to deduct \$500? I have entered the tool amt in HST column & income below that. What am I doing wrong?

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## Tradesperson tool allowance

The calculation for trades tool allowance also includes the Canada employment amount, so the cost of the tools has to be greater than \$1,146.

Per CRA:

Maximum deduction for eligible tools is the lesser of:

a) \$500; and

b) the amount, if any, determined by the formula

A − \$1,146 where

A = the lesser of:

1. the total cost of eligible tools that you bought in 2015; and

2. your income from employment as a tradesperson for the year

plus the amount you received in 2015 under the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant and the Apprenticeship Completion Grant programs;

minus the amount of any Apprenticeship Incentive Grant and Apprenticeship Completion Grant overpayments that you had to repay in 2015.

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New Member

## Tradesperson tool allowance

The calculation for trades tool allowance also includes the Canada employment amount, so the cost of the tools has to be greater than \$1,146.

Per CRA:

Maximum deduction for eligible tools is the lesser of:

a) \$500; and

b) the amount, if any, determined by the formula

A − \$1,146 where

A = the lesser of:

1. the total cost of eligible tools that you bought in 2015; and

2. your income from employment as a tradesperson for the year

plus the amount you received in 2015 under the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant and the Apprenticeship Completion Grant programs;

minus the amount of any Apprenticeship Incentive Grant and Apprenticeship Completion Grant overpayments that you had to repay in 2015.

Returning Member

## Tradesperson tool allowance

He was lucky my were more .ladders   \$1200.00

Paint brushes \$650.00

Drop sheets \$800.00

Contractors insurance policy \$4000.00 CIBC

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