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Hello, I need help on where to exactly place Line 229 (claiming meals for airline employees) or Employment Expenses.

So I went to click on 

Income > 

Employment Expenses > 

which then prompted a *Note: Note: Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requires that your employer complete and sign Form T2200 in order for you to be eligible to claim your employment expenses. You do not have to submit this form with your return. However, keep it in case CRA asks to see it. > 

I clicked YES, for I do have that form given by my employer > placed a check on Other Employment Expenses > 

Continue > 

Now it showed me a table which first asked about "Are you eligible to claim the GST/HST rebate?" YES/NO "Do you want to limit expenses to your commission income (if applicable)?" 

How do I know the answers for these questions? And where do I input the amount for my meal and expenses? The GST taxable? HST taxable? Or Zero rated & exempt? 

Thank you in advance!

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Hello, I need help on where to exactly place Line 229 (claiming meals for airline employees) or Employment Expenses.

As a transportation employee, you would claim your meals and lodging expenses on the TL2 form. In TurboTax Online, you would fill in this info by selecting Income>Employment Status> Transport Employee Expenses in the left side menu.

About the T777:
As an employee, you may qualify for a GST/HST rebate if:
  • you paid GST or HST on certain employment-related expenses and deducted those expenses on your income tax and benefit return; and
  • your employer is a GST/HST registrant.

You don't qualify for a GST/HST rebate if your employer:
  • is not a GST/HST registrant; or
  • is a listed financial institution.

If you don't get paid in commissions, then you answer NO to the question "Do you want to limit expenses to your commission income". If you do get paid in commission, you can claim some expenses that other can't, but only against your commission income. This CRA page has more info on commission employee expenses: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/about-your-tax-return/tax-re...

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