Effective January 1, 2017, the federal education and textbook tax credits were eliminated. Students can still claim the tuition tax credit on their personal income tax return for 2017. To claim this credit submit a T2202A form with your tax return.
This service is currently available for the year 2017. For courses completed prior to 2017, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Enrolment and Learner Services at 416-978-2400 to submit a request.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you qualify to claim this tax credit. Canada Revenue Agency is the official authority on all tax issues and should always be consulted if you are unsure about your eligibility. However, for your convenience we have provided brief guidelines to help you decide if you should pursue this credit.
- You are at least 16 years of age.
- You were enrolled in a specified educational program as defined by Canada Revenue Agency (certificate programs offered by the School fall into this category).
- You spent at least 12 hours on courses in the program.
- You are taking the program to improve or obtain occupational skills.
Your course is part of a certificate program at the School of Continuing Studies. All certificates are considered “designated post-secondary programs” as defined by Canada Revenue Agency.
- Your course is a requirement towards the completion of a certificate program.
- The tuition fees paid add up to a minimum of $100.
- Your course(s) was at least three consecutive weeks in length.
- Course hours add up to at least 12 hours per month.
- You paid the tuition fees. Your employer, company or institution did not submit the fees to the School on your behalf, or, you were not reimbursed later by your employer, company or institution, or, you did not receive a grant, benefit or allowance from a third party.
If you are unsure if you are eligible to claim this credit on your tax return, we recommend that you visit Canada Revenue Agency’s website at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/p105/README.html for further guidance.