If you’re 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, you might be able to claim a deduction using form TP-78-V.
The eligible expenses you can claim 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.
A few more things to 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.
- You can’t claim a deduction for these costs if your employer has already reimbursed you.
- 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 2017 tax software:
Before you begin, make sure you told us that you lived in Québec on December 31, 2017.
- On the PREPARE tab, click the IN THIS SECTION icon.
- Under Employment expenses (home office, tools, etc.), credits or deductions related to your job, and employment income that's not show on a slip (tips, royalties, etc.), click the Add This button.
- Click the EMPLOYMENT icon. You will find yourself here:
- Under the EXPENSES heading, select the checkbox labelled Employment expenses, then click Continue.
- When you arrive at the Employment expenses page, select Forestry worker in response to the question, What type of employment did you have in 2017?.
- Select Forestry worker from the Go To Page dropdown menu, then click Continue.
- Enter your information into the tax software.