TP-78-V: Employment expenses of forestry workers in Québec

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.

  1. On the PREPARE tab, click the LET’S TALK ABOUT 2016 icon.

  2. Select the checkbox labelled I was employed.

  3. Click the EMPLOYMENT icon. You will find yourself here:

  4. Under the EXPENSES heading, select the checkbox labelled Employment expenses, then click Continue.

  5. When you arrive at the Employment expenses page, select Yes to the question: Were you employed as a forestry worker?, then click Continue.

  6. Select Forestry Worker from the Go To Page dropdown menu, then click Continue.

  7. Enter your information into the tax software.