I have a British Columbia Sales Tax Credit that is not being used because my tuition deduction is reducing my provincial income tax payable to zero before this Tax Credit can be applied. Is there a way to override (and reduce) the provincial tuition deduction so I can carry more tuition forward, otherwise the provincial sales tax credit is being wasted. Is there actually a CRA rule that stipulates you MUST apply tuition first to reduce your income to zero or is it a turbotax issue.
It is a CRA rule on how to use the schedule 11. You have to use the unused tuition amount, then the current tuition amount to reduced the non-refundable tax credits to zero. If you have any extra amounts you can carry forward or transfer to other tax-payers.
You cannot override this amount on schedule 11 or T1-General, and if you try your return will be post-assessed by CRA.
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