Expense Reimbursement Claims

Expense Reimbursement claims

General Information


Before you submit an expense reimbursement claim, please make sure that you have done the following:


  • You must give us the original receipts. Credit card slips are not valid receipts.
  • If your claim involves air travel, provide all paper boarding passes. Electronic passes are not acceptable.
  • If the reimbursement is for a meal, please list all attendees.
  • Arrange and attach all small receipts to letter size paper with tape (restaurant, taxi etc).
  • If you have a foreign currency receipt and it was paid by a Canadian credit card (converted to CAD), then provide a photocopy of your credit card statement to give us the credit card’s conversion rate. You can black out the non-pertinent items.  If you do not submit a copy of your credit card statement, we will use U of T’s conversion rates based on the date of transaction. DO NOT convert currencies on your own – they will be disregarded.

Complete the Receipt Itemization Form – Tab 2 (These Items will populate the Expense Report)

  • Fill in your Name and Personnel Number
  • Fill in your Supervisors’ Name and Title in the “Approver’s Name” and Approver’s Title” Fields
  • If the reimbursement is for travel, record the duration in the “Time Period” field. If not, record the date of the transaction.
  • If the reimbursement is for travel, record the place of visit and the purpose of visit in the “Location &/or description of travel” field. If not please record item and purpose of purchase
  • Record all receipts on this form and record the corresponding number on the original receipt. Please fill in the Date, Description and record the amount in the appropriate column by type of expense.
  • If you are missing a receipt(s) complete the “Missing Receipts Form” Tab 3.
  • If you are claiming Per Diem Allowance complete the “Per Diem Form” Tab 4
  • If you are claiming Kilometerage Allowance complete the “Kilometerage Form” Tab 5


 Final Sept – Complete the Expense Report – Tab 1

  • Fill in your full address including postal code. If we are unable to do a direct deposit then a cheque will be sent to this address.
  • Get the report signed by your supervisor in the “Authorized approval” box.
  • Please ask your supervisor about the funding source (fund name/number) which he/she would like to use to pay the reimbursement and note the information on the form.


If you have questions that are not covered in this document, please ask Lynn Gole.

Detailed instructions are available on the Financial Services Department’s website. Travel policy: http://finance.utoronto.ca/policies/gtfm/travel-and-other-reimbursable-expenses/travel-and-other-reimbursable-expenses-policies-and-guidelines/#airrailtravel