Employed tradespersons (including apprentice mechanics)

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You may be able to deduct the cost of eligible tools you bought in 2015 to earn employment income as a tradesperson and as an eligible apprentice mechanic. This cost includes any GST and provincial sales tax (PST), or HST you paid.

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As an eligible apprentice mechanic, you must first calculate the tradesperson's tools deduction, if any, that you qualify for.

You may be able to get a rebate of the GST/HST you paid. For more information, see GST/HST Rebate. When completing Form GST370, Employee and Partner GST/HST Rebate Application, see if Situation 6 applies to you.

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