As a salaried tradesperson (like a hairdresser, cook, plumber, and more), you might have purchased tools for use in your trade in 2016 that you’d like to claim as an expense. You can do this with the TP-75.2-V form. If you’re an apprentice mechanic, there’s an additional deduction that you might be able to claim for your eligible tools by using this form. For more information, check out Revenu Québec’s Employment Expenses Guide.
Note: The TP-75.2-V form is combined with the federal T777, TP-59-V, and other related forms in H&R Block’s tax software.
This form is used to report the purchase of new tools that you bought to complete your work as a salaried tradesperson. It includes ancillary equipment (equipment that helps your main equipment run), like a battery charger.
Note: Electronic devices that are designed for communication or data processing aren’t eligible unless they’re solely meant for measuring, locating, or calculating.
You can deduct the cost of your tools as long as your employment contract says that you’re required to provide your own tools. .
Also, if you deduct the expenses for your trade 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 (T777, TP-59-V, TP-78-V, TP-78.4-V, TP-75.2-V, TP-64.3-V), then click Continue.
- When you arrive at the page for Employment expenses, answer Yes to the question, Did you work as a salaried tradesperson (hairdresser, cook, plumber, apprentice mechanic, etc.)?.
- Select Tradesperson from the Go To Page dropdown menu.
- Enter your information into the tax software.