If you’re a salaried forestry worker and your employment contract required you to buy and/or use equipment like a chain-saw, brush-cutter, a snowmobile, or an all-terrain-vehicle (ATV), or use your motor vehicle to earn employment income, you might be able to claim a deduction for related expenses using form TP-78-V: Employment expenses of forestry workers in Québec .
The eligible expenses you can claim include the costs of operating and maintaining your equipment such as 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 the costs your employer has already reimbursed you or for personal expenses such as regular travel between home and work.
- 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 2018 tax software:
Before you begin, make sure you told us that you lived in Québec on December 31, 2018.
- On the PREPARE tab, click the IN THIS SECTION icon.
- In the Employment expenses box, click the Add This Topic 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 2018?.
- Select Forestry worker from the Go To Page dropdown menu, then click Continue.
- Enter your information into the tax software.