Personal Income Tax Resource Centre

Welcome to Stark & Marsh's Personal Income Tax Resource page. We hope to make the 2017 Tax Year the least taxing of them all. On this page you will find a collection of helpful information.

To ensure that you've considered all the necessary documents, download our free personal income tax checklist.

2017 T1 Checklist

Why your T183 Form needs to be signed each year

The T183 form provides your approval for Stark & Marsh to e-file your personal tax return.

Canada Revenue Agency requires that you sign the T183 form to authorize that you agree with the return before it is e-filed.

Once your return has been completed, a member of the Stark & Marsh team will contact you to make arrangements to sign the T183 form and continue the process to get your T1 e-filed in a timely manner.

Frequently Asked Questions


You can either use actual meal and gas expenses (in this case you must keep receipts) or use a flat rate (in this case you do not have to keep receipts, but must be able to provide some sort of documentation to support the trip). The flat rate for trips that originate in Saskatchewan is $0.46/km and meals up to $17 per meal with a maximum of $51 per person per day. For more information, visit:

You should be aware that to claim travel expenses you must have gone at least 40 km one way and to claim meals you must have travelled 80 km one way.
Yes. You can be paid an allowance up to $0.54 per kilometre on the first 5,000 km and $0.48 per kilometre after 5,000 km. To claim an allowance, you must keep a log book to record personal and business kilometres driven.

For more information on allowances, visit:
Maybe. Generally, commission sales people can claim their employment expenses if they were required to pay for them. For other types of employees, if it is stated in your contract that you must provide your own vehicle or pay for some of the work-related expenses, it may be possible. In all cases, a form T2200 Declaration of Conditions of Employment must be filled out by your employer.

For more information on employment expenses, please speak to one of our professionals or visit:

Another point of interest is that you may be able to get back some of the GST you paid on employment expenses. If you are an employee of a GST registrant and you are deducting expenses from your employment income on your tax return, you can complete form GST370 and include with your return, and you may get a rebate for the GST paid on your expenses.
To sign up for Direct Deposit, simply leave a void cheque with our staff and we will take care of it.
The deadline to file is April 30th for most people and June 15th if you or your spouse/common-law partner have self-employment income. Please be aware that any tax due for self-employed individuals is April 30th. As such, it is often a good idea to file by April 30th. Please have your records to us by April 15th, so we have enough time to prepare your tax return and file it on time.
Form T183 states how much tax you owe/are being refunded and authorizes us to e-file your tax return on your behalf. Each person must sign their own copy as each individual is responsible for their own return.
Starting with the 2016 tax year, individuals who sell their principal residence will have to report the sale on Schedule 3, Capital Gains of the T1 Income Tax and Benefit Return. Reporting will be required for sales that occur on or after January 1, 2016.

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