Can I claim both federal and provincial tuition and education amounts?
You can claim federal tuition amounts, and most provinces allow you to claim provincial tuition amounts as well.
For tax year 2017, the federal education and textbook amount has been discontinued. However, you can still claim unused amounts you carried forward from previous years.
Some provinces and territories have discontinued the tuition and education amount while others have retained them.
Provinces that have retained the tuition and education amount:
- Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Quebec; Northwest Territories; Nunavut; Prince Edward Island
Provinces that have eliminated the tuition and education amount:
- New Brunswick; Ontario; Saskatchewan; Yukon
- Ontario: You can still claim the tuition tax credit for tuition paid until September 4, 2017, and the education credit for courses taken before September 2017.
- Saskatchewan: You can still claim the tuition amount for tuition paid between January 2017 and June 2017. You can also claim the education amounts for those months.
All provinces and territories except Yukon have eliminated the textbook amount.
If your province has discontinued the amounts, you can still claim unused amounts you carried forward from previous years.
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