I have tens of thousands in tuition credits from this year, and I know some were used to offset my income taxes (both federal and provincial), but there should be plenty left to transfer to my parent.
The federal amount maximum allowed was $5000 and I entered that, but the next window tells me my provincial amount available to transfer is 0. How do I fix this? It's not possible for my provincial taxes to have eaten up all my tuition credits.
There are two columns on the tuition fees (Deductions>Students>Tuition Fees) page. The “Total For 2017” is for the federal tax credit, and there you can claim any eligible tuition that you paid during any part of the year. The Jan 1 – Sept 4 column is for the provincial tax credit. If you have eligible tuition for that part of the year, you must fill out this column with those part year amounts to get the provincial credit.