Transport Employees - Short haul/Stewardess/Airline Pilot/Bus Drivers

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If you are an employee of a transport business, such as an airline, railway, bus or trucking company, , you can claim the cost of meals and lodging (including showers). This claim includes any GST/HST or QST you paid on these expenses. You may be entitled to the GST/HST or QST rebate if you deducted such expenses from your income.

To claim the meals and lodging expenses, complete form TL2: Claim for Meals and Lodging Expenses.

If you are a resident of Québec and if you are an employee of a transport business such as an airline, a railway, or a bus company or if you regularly collect or deliver goods for your employer you can, under certain conditions, deduct the cost of your meals and accommodations. To do so, complete form TP-66-V: Employment Expenses of Transport Employees.

 

Am I eligible?

You can claim the cost of meals and lodging (including showers), if you are a transport employee working for an airline, railway, bus or trucking company or for any other employer whose main business is transporting goods, passengers or both. In addition, you regularly travel away from the municipality where your employer’s business is located and are required to be away from home overnight to do your job.  

To claim the cost of meals and lodging, complete form TL2: Claim for Meals and Lodging Expenses. Your employer must complete and sign Part 3 of this form. If you are a resident of Québec, complete form TP-66-V: Employment Expenses of Transport Employees. Your employer must complete Part 2 of this form.

 

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