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How to report your commission income and claim your expenses on your tax return

As a salesperson, you can either be classified as an employee earning commission income or as a self-employed commission salesperson. How to report your commission income and claim your expenses on your tax return depends on which category you are in.

Employees earning commission income

If you are an employee earning commission income, you will receive a T4 slip from your employer. The commission income is show in box 42 (the amount in box 42 is included in box 14). It has to be reported on line 102. This amount is already included in your income on line 101, so do not add it again when you calculate your total income on line 150.

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