TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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How do I claim my tuition fees?

The process of claiming tuition fees can vary, depending on the province in which you live and the version of TurboTax you are using. The following guide is a great point of reference when determining and claiming tuition fees on your tax return.

Note: If you have tuition amounts in a different currency (for example, USD), follow these instructions to claim tuition to schools outside Canada.

Instructions for TurboTax online users

If you live outside of Quebec If you live inside of Quebec
    1. Select the icon of the magnifying glass (or Find) on TurboTax, and type Students.
    2. Select Students from the list of results, and then select Go.The Your Student Profile step appears.
    3. Select Tuition fees on a receipt, T2202A, or TL11, and then select Continue.The Let’s Get You Some Tax Breaks For Going to School! step appears.
    4. Fill out your selected form. If you have more than one tuition to claim, select Enter New Tuition Slip and fill out another form, repeating this step for each additional tuition slip.
    5. Select Done with Tuition Fees.The T2202A, TL11 and Tuition Fees Paid-Summary step appears.
    6. Review the information on the screen and follow the instructions that match your situation.
  1. Select the icon of the magnifying glass (or Find) on TurboTax, and type Students.
  2. Select Students from the list of results, and then select Go.The Your Student Profile step appears.
  3. Select Tuition fees on a receipt, T2202A, Relevé 8, or TL11, and then select Continue.The Let’s Get You Some Tax Breaks For Going to School! step appears.
  4. Select Relevé 8 and fill out the form.The Amount for Post-secondary Studies step appears.
  5. Select Done With Relevé 8The 2202A, TL11, Relevé 8 and Tuition Fees Paid-Summary step appears.
  6. Review the information on the screen and follow the instructions that match your situation.

Instructions for CD/Download users

If you live outside of Quebec If you live inside of Quebec
    1. Select the icon of the magnifying glass (or Find) on TurboTax, and type Students.
    2. Select Students from the list of results, and then select Go.The Your Student Profile step appears.
    3. Select Tuition fees on a receipt, T2202A, Relevé 8, or TL11, and then select Continue.The Let’s Get You Some Tax Breaks For Going to School! step appears.
    4. Select Enter T2202A.The T2202A Tuition and Education Amounts step appears.
    5. Fill out the form, then select Done with 2202A.The T2202A Summary step appears.
    6. Review the information on the screen and follow the instructions that match your situation.
  1. Select the icon of the magnifying glass (or Find) on TurboTax, and type Students.
  2. Select Students from the list of results, and then select Go.The Your Student Profile step appears.
  3. Select Tuition fees on a receipt, T2202A, Relevé 8, or TL11, and then select Continue.The Let’s Get You Some Tax Breaks For Going to School! step appears.
  4. Select Enter 2202A - Relevé 8 and fill out the form.The T2202A Tuition and Education Amounts step appears
  5. Fill out the form, then select Enter Relevé 8.The Relevé 8- Amount For Full-time Post-secondary Studies step appears.
  6. Select Done with Relevé 8.The T2202A/Relevé 8 Summary step appears
  7. Review the information on the screen and follow the instructions that match your situation.

Note for 2017 and later tax years: The federal education and textbook amounts have been eliminated. However, if you have unused federal education and textbook amounts from prior years, you can still carry them forward to your 2017 and future returns.

Note for 2016 and prior tax years: The federal education and textbook credit is calculated based on the number of full-time months or part-time months you were in school, as reported on your T2202A or TL11 slips. When you enter your T2202A or TL11 slips to claim the tuition amount, TurboTax automatically claims the federal education and textbook credit.

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