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I am a full time student who worked part time throughout my entire school year 2014. Why am I not eligible for the working income tax benefit?

 
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I am a full time student who worked part time throughout my entire school year 2014. Why am I not eligible for the working income tax benefit?

For eligibility for the Working income tax benefit (WITB) please see

2. Are you eligible for the WITB?
You are eligible for the WITB if:

  • You are 19 years of age or older on December 31st; and
  • You are a resident of Canada for income tax purposes throughout the year.

Exception
If you are under 19 years of age, you may still be eligible for the WITB, if you have a spouse or common-law partner or an eligible dependant on December 31st.

You are not eligible for the WITB if:

  • You do not have an eligible dependant and are enrolled as a full-time student at a designated educational institution for more than 13 weeks in the year;
  • You are confined to a prison or similar institution for a period of 90 days or more in the year; or
  • You do not have to pay tax in Canada because you are an officer or servant of another country, such as a diplomat, or a family member or employee of such person

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New Member

I am a full time student who worked part time throughout my entire school year 2014. Why am I not eligible for the working income tax benefit?

For eligibility for the Working income tax benefit (WITB) please see

2. Are you eligible for the WITB?
You are eligible for the WITB if:

  • You are 19 years of age or older on December 31st; and
  • You are a resident of Canada for income tax purposes throughout the year.

Exception
If you are under 19 years of age, you may still be eligible for the WITB, if you have a spouse or common-law partner or an eligible dependant on December 31st.

You are not eligible for the WITB if:

  • You do not have an eligible dependant and are enrolled as a full-time student at a designated educational institution for more than 13 weeks in the year;
  • You are confined to a prison or similar institution for a period of 90 days or more in the year; or
  • You do not have to pay tax in Canada because you are an officer or servant of another country, such as a diplomat, or a family member or employee of such person

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