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claiming professional expenses in Canada


In Canada, anyone on the treadmill of maintaining professional designations gets a couple of tax incentives.

You can claim your professional association annual dues under "Annual Union, Professional or Like Dues", as long as your jurisdiction recognizes your profession.

And you might be able to claim any costs for seminars, webinars, etc NOT reimbursed by your employer, in "T777: Statement of Employment Expenses" under "Other expenses". But – and it's a big one – your employer must require that you maintain the designation in the contract, and that you &your employer have filled in a T2200.

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