Tax Information (T4A)

What is a T4A form?

The T4A is an official document for tax purposes. It provides the amount of funds a student has received in scholarships, bursaries, awards and prizes from January to December in any given year.

Where do I get my tax form (T4A)?

Students

  • You can print T4A tax forms from the website. Tax data starting from the year 2009 is available on the Student Information System . If you require additional copies of the tax forms for parents or accountants you must print them from this page.
  • Log in to the Student Information System with your SFU computing ID
  • Click "T4A Data"
  • Find the tax year of interest in the search page.
  • Click icon under view slip next to the year you selected.
  • A printer-friendly T4A should appear in a separate window. Follow the instruction below for setup to print the form.

NOTE: WindowsXP Service Pack 2 has an automatic popup blocker, so you have to “allow popups temporarily”

  • If you receive a "You are not authorized" message when you try to access your T4A, it is because the tax information is currently being updated. Please try again in a couple of days. 
  • For the purpose of printing tax forms, SFU Computing IDs do not expire.
  • If you require additional copies of the tax forms for parents or accountants, you must print them from this page.
  • Forgot your password?  Call 778-782-3230 or email help@sfu.ca

Alumni/other?

  • Alumni – Log in with your alumni forwarding address: www.sfu.ca/alumni/emailforwarding
  • Alumni who have forgotten their password may ask for it to be reset:  email help@alumni.sfu.ca
  • Not a current student, not alumni? You may request your T4A(s) br mailed to you. Include in your request your full name, SFU student number, years for which you require a T4A, and a mailing address: email your request to sfu-t2202a@sfu.ca.  Please allow at least a 7 day turnaround for requests received via email.

Having trouble getting your T4A?

Possible fixes to try first:

  • if you've logged in, viewed your form but can't print, the computer you're using may be behind a firewall for security, so try a different computer in a different location
  • check that you have Javascript enabled in your browser's properties/preferences, at least for while you're getting your form
  • if you can log in but can't see the T4A information, quit your browser, reopen it and clear your cache, then try logging in to SIS again

If you receive an error message, please email a screenshot of the message to sfu-t2202a@sfu.ca

If none of those solutions has worked, contact us at sfu-t2202a@sfu.ca

To whom at SFU may I direct T4A inquiries?

Please call the helpline at 778.782.6930 or email sfu-t2202a@sfu.ca.

Will SFU send me the T4A by email?

No. Due to the non-confidential nature of email and the associated difficulty of verifying the identity of the email sender, under no circumstances will SFU disclose this information to anyone through email.

Can SFU give the T4A information to another individual?

We will only disclose a student's tax information to another individual provided that we receive written/faxed authorization from the student whose information is to be released. Under no circumstances will any information about the student be released to another individual without  authorization.

How can I print my T4A form?

If you do not have Adobe Reader on your computer, download the software by clicking on the "get Adobe Reader" icon.

I am an international student. Why do I need a T4A?

SFU is required to report this information to all students to enable them to complete their Canadian income tax returns.

As a resident of Canada you are required to file a Canadian income tax return. Your employer issues a T4 for salaries or wages you have earned while in Canada. The University issues a T4A for scholarships, bursaries or other monetary awards you received during the calendar year.

Where can I get more information on the T4A?

Canada Revenue Agency website:

www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/p105/README.html