This teacher exploited an opportunity left by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Next time he plans to try again… dog sledding.
Clever. Canadian Man Passed Canoe Ride … As Moving Expenses On His Tax Return, Says CBC Public Television (in English), Tuesday 12th November. In June 2018, John Konecny had indeed reached Ottawa by the Rideau Canal. Throughout his journey, he was careful to keep receipts for park entrance fees and campfire wood.
Once ashore, he submitted a claim for nearly 1,000 Canadian dollars (685 euros) to the Canadian tax authorities. Last week, the teacher learned that his approach was accepted.
The next trip will be by dog sled
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) allows Canadians who travel more than 40 kilometers for a business move (or for studies) to deduct certain expenses from their taxable income.
A teacher in a small town near Toronto during the school year, he usually made the several hundred kilometer journey by train, plane or car each year on a temporary contract. After having seen his transport expenses of previous years rejected by the tax authorities, he then decided to give his luck by trying to move in another way. And it’s not over yet: John Konecny plans to make the next trip… by dog sled. Contacted by AFP, the Canadian tax agency declined to comment on this “Specific case”.