I am currently located in Ontario, Canada. I work full time as a security guard and am required to regularly secure a client's building. According to the Canadian Revenue Agency link here, anyone meeting the following criteria can claim traveling expenses:
- You were normally required to work away from your employer's place of business or in different places.
- Under your contract of employment, you had to pay your own travelling expenses.
- You did not receive a non-taxable allowance for travelling expenses. Generally, an allowance is non-taxable as long as it is a reasonable amount. You keep with your records a copy of Form T2200, Declaration of Conditions of Employment, which has been completed and signed by your employer.
In my opinion practically all security guards meet the criteria stated above, so I was wondering :
- Why has no one told me about this deduction?
- Am I eligible for this deduction?
- Should I be keeping the receipts of my public transit passes?