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Can I claim both federal and provincial tuition and education amounts?

For residents of most provinces, the CRA allows you to claim both provincial and federal tuition amounts. Since tax year 2017, the federal education and textbook amounts have been discontinued (though unused amounts can still be claimed from previous years).

Below is a list of provinces who have either retained or eliminated the tuition and education amounts.

Note: All provinces and territories have eliminated the textbook amount. If your province has discontinued other amounts, you're still able to carry them forward from previous years.

  • Manitoba
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Ontario (as of 2017)
  • Saskatchewan (as of 2017)
  • Alberta: The tuition tax credit for 2020 and later tax years has been eliminated. Credits earned before 2020 can still be claimed. Tuition tax credits for tuition paid until December 31, 2020 were the last eligible claim
  • British Columbia: The education tax credit was discontinued in tax year 2019. However, students can continue to carry forward unused amounts to claim in a future year. The tuition tax credit isn't impacted
  • New Brunswick: The education tax credit has been discontinued, but the tuition tax credit has been reinstated for 2019 and later years. Tuition fees paid in 2017 and 2018 can be claimed on your 2019 tax return, or carried forward to a future year. However, tuition fee tax credits from the prior year are non-transferable

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What tuition and education expenses can a student claim?

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