Cell Phones

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by Get-r-Done, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Sarabeara

    Sarabeara Medium Load Member

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    But it might be worth his while if he's got those huge bills. Reduction in taxes is always good! :)
     
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  3. kuelaine89

    kuelaine89 Bobtail Member

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    CRA just sent me a review notice. My company refused to provide a signed T2200 form and I don't know what to do. In my last company they provided the form but not my current company. They call me all the time when I am in Canada or in the U.S. but they said I don't require a cell phone to do my job. I didn't even request for reimbursement or allowance, I just wanted to claim my expense!
     
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  4. Phantom Trucker

    Phantom Trucker Light Load Member

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    CRA will probably disallow it. I claimed mine for like a year or two (with a signed T2200 from my employer). Later on CRA came back and wanted to see cell phone statements showing plan cost, how many calls were work related versus personal and how much data was used.

    I got that to them but it was hard to prove exactly how much data I used scanning and emailing for work. Needless to say, they disallowed my claim.
     
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  5. Pamela1990

    Pamela1990 Road Train Member

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    I never considered trying to write off my cell phone bill, and I use it for work, more than personal use.

    Out of curiosity, do you not have a North America wide plan? If not, ask about getting one.
    I use Bell Mobility, have North America wide calling & texting as an add on. Including taxes because BC has 12% with gst & pst, it costs me $86.20/month.
    Lets say that I did try to write it off, it might be $50/month. The work required to do so, wouldn't be worth it to me, for such a teensy little bit of money. If you have Telus as your provider, ditch them, the are Craptastic.
     
  6. BobO1176

    BobO1176 Light Load Member

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    Telus currently at:
    15gb $56/mth
    20gb $60/mth
    25gb $64/mth
    30gb $68/mth
    40gb $75/mth
    50GB $87/mth
     
  7. Malt Ball Cult

    Malt Ball Cult Light Load Member

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    The company that I'm driving for now gives a $50 a month cell phone reimbursement.

    I figure that's fair because that pays for almost 2/3 of my cell phone bill.

    It's also the first company I've ever worked for that gave any cell phone reimbursement at all.
     
  8. Malt Ball Cult

    Malt Ball Cult Light Load Member

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    I'm using Google Fi with the some kind of an unlimited plan. It includes international calling.

    I pay about 75 bucks a month for 22 gigs of high-speed plus 5g. If I go over my 22 gigs I pay 10 bucks a gig. Tethering is fine.
     
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