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BoomDigital
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

How can I print off a record of payments to Public Mobile for the year of 2017 for Tax Purposes?

I need to get a record of payment for all my cellphone bills for 2017, you know like receipts so that I can do my taxes, by giving these receipts/proof of payment to my accountant. How can I get a record of this from Public mobile?

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PJC
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: How can I print off a record of payments to Public Mobile for the year of 2017 for Tax Purposes?

As far as I know, the only way to get invoices is to send a message to the moderators to have them issue one for you, and from what I've read, it can take some time to generate.


Good luck!

BoomDigital
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: How can I print off a record of payments to Public Mobile for the year of 2017 for Tax Purposes?

I see now i'm wondering if simply printing out payment history will be enough for my accountant.

Acekiller
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: How can I print off a record of payments to Public Mobile for the year of 2017 for Tax Purposes?

the records only go back 12 months, so it may not have the record you want.

koimr1
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: How can I print off a record of payments to Public Mobile for the year of 2017 for Tax Purposes?


@BoomDigitalwrote:

I need to get a record of payment for all my cellphone bills for 2017, you know like receipts so that I can do my taxes, by giving these receipts/proof of payment to my accountant. How can I get a record of this from Public mobile?


How do you pay? If by credit card then it's probably easiest to print off your plan details and then the applicable credit card payments via the card's online interface.

Lg85
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: How can I print off a record of payments to Public Mobile for the year of 2017 for Tax Purposes?

In order to get a copy of an invoice from Public Mobile, you will need to send the moderators a private message by clicking here  and indicate which period (i.e. January 2017 - December 2017) you want them to issue you an invoice for as well as your Public Mobile phone number, your name, and PIN#. They will email you a copy of the requested invoice within 30 days. (I previously requested one and it took almost 30 days to get). 

Lg85
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: How can I print off a record of payments to Public Mobile for the year of 2017 for Tax Purposes?


@BoomDigitalwrote:

I see now i'm wondering if simply printing out payment history will be enough for my accountant.


It could be enough for your accountant, but not enough for Canada Revenue Agency, especially if you are a GST registrant and need to claim the GST paid (input tax credits), you will need a copy of the invoice because the invoice has Public Mobile's GST registration number. In the event of an audit from CRA, you will need to provide them with the invoice. 

kav2001c
Mayor / Maire

Re: How can I print off a record of payments to Public Mobile for the year of 2017 for Tax Purposes?

@BoomDigital

NO

This is not a valid receipt and will get rejected should you ever get audited or reviewed

Don't do it

 

Email mods as suggested above

 


@BoomDigitalwrote:

I see now i'm wondering if simply printing out payment history will be enough for my accountant.


 

kav2001c
Mayor / Maire

Re: How can I print off a record of payments to Public Mobile for the year of 2017 for Tax Purposes?

Won't work

 


@koimr1wrote:

How do you pay? If by credit card then it's probably easiest to print off your plan details and then the applicable credit card payments via the card's online interface.

 

Korth
Mayor / Maire

Re: How can I print off a record of payments to Public Mobile for the year of 2017 for Tax Purposes?

https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Paying-for-your-service/Bill-Receipt-for-payment/m-p/...

 

To be honest, any "reasonable" proof of purchase - like your current monthly phone bill (times twelve) or a recurring charge from "Public Mobile" ("Telus Mobility", whatever) on your credit card summary - should be enough to satisfy most auditors.  You're talking about a phone bill (say, $40~$50 per month = less than $600 per year) not a large-ticket item involving large sums ... I know it all adds up but things like a $20 discrepancy on your reported phone payments for the year are not going to draw any ire unless your whole tax claim is already full of shady deductions or you've been flagged as a troublemaker of some sort.

 

Just my opinion, I've been through personal and business audits before.  As long as things are "legit" and "reasonable" then the evil tax collector doesn't really care too much about tracking the small numbers, they always focus on the big items.

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