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pak4715
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My wife and I took online course through a local school to learn a different language. Is this tax deductible?

 
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ayseleren18
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My wife and I took online course through a local school to learn a different language. Is this tax deductible?

Thank you for your question,

You can claim a tuition tax credit for your tuition fees.  

As per CRA, a course taken in 2020 at an institution in Canada will qualify for a tuition tax credit if it was either:

  • taken at a post-secondary education institution
  • for individuals, 16 years of age or older at the end of the year, who are developing or improving skills in an occupation and the educational institution has been certified by the Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada

Fees paid by an individual to a post-secondary educational institution in Canada (that provides courses at a post-secondary level) or, fees paid by a deemed resident of Canada, to a post-secondary educational institution outside Canada (that provides courses at a post-secondary level), for courses that are not at the post-secondary school level are eligible for the tuition tax credit if the following conditions are met:

  • the individual is 16 years of age or older before the end of the year
  • the individual is enrolled in the educational institution to obtain skills for, or improve their skills in, an occupation

As a result, if your school meets the conditions which are mentioned above, you and your wife can claim the tuition tax credit.

 

You can get more information from the website of Understanding Tuition Tax Credits and 

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/about-your-tax-return/tax-re...

 

TurboTaxGinette
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My wife and I took online course through a local school to learn a different language. Is this tax deductible?

Well done. Already reviewed by Brenda and posted.

Ginette

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