Are you a salaried forestry worker and your employment contract required you to buy equipment like a chain-saw, brush-cutter, a snowmobile, an all-terrain-vehicle (ATV), or a motor vehicle? Since these are all considered work-related expenses, you might be able to claim a deduction using form TP-78-V.
Note: The TP-78-V form is combined with the federal T777, TP-59-V, and other related forms in H&R Block’s tax software.
Eligible expenses can also include the costs of operating and maintaining your equipment (including fuel, repairs, insurance premiums, and rental costs). For a more complete list of eligible expenses, check out Revenu Québec’s Employment Expenses Guide.
Note: You can’t claim a deduction for these costs if your employer has already reimbursed you.
Also, if you deduct the cost of your tools from your income, you might be able to claim a Québec sales tax (QST) rebate.
Where do I claim this?
Follow these steps in H&R Block’s tax software to file your 2016 taxes:
Before you begin, make sure you told us that you lived in QUÉBEC on December 31, 2016.
- On the PREPARE tab, click the LET’S TALK ABOUT 2016 icon.
- Select the checkbox labelled I was employed.
- Click the EMPLOYMENT icon. You will find yourself here:
- Under the EXPENSES heading, select the checkbox labelled Employment expenses, then click Continue.
- When you arrive at the Employment expenses page, select Yes to the question: Were you employed as a forestry worker?, then click Continue.
- Select Forestry Worker from the Go To Page dropdown menu, then click Continue.
- Enter your information into the tax software.