Railway employees |
Published: February 18th 2010
You can claim the cost of meals and lodging
when you meet one of the following conditions:
- You work away from home for a railway company as a
telegrapher or station agent in a relief capacity, or carrying
out maintenance and repair work for the railway company.
- You are a railway employee who works away from the
municipality and the metropolitan area (if there is one) where
your employer's relevant establishment (home terminal) is
located. You also work at such a distant location that it is
unreasonable for you to return daily to your home, where you
support a spouse or common-law partner, or a dependant related
If you meet one of these conditions, see
Meals and lodging (including showers) for more details.
You must reduce your claim for meal and lodging expenses, by any
non-taxable allowance or reimbursement you received or are
entitled to receive from your employer.
Your employer has to sign Form TL2. You do
not have to send this form with your return, but
you should keep it in case we ask to see it later.
You may be able to get a rebate of the GST/HST you paid. For more
Employee GST/HST Rebate.
Completing your tax return
Complete Form TL2, Claim for Meals and Lodging Expenses and claim
your meal and lodging expenses on line 229 of your return. If
you still need help completing this form, please contact us by
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