What tuition, education, and other expenses can a student claim?
As a student, you can claim the following expenses:
- Tuition: You can claim fees for courses that you take at a qualifying post-secondary institutions. In order to be eligible, you must have paid at least $100 in tuition fees to your institution. To claim the credit, you must have received a completed T2202A form, T2202 form, TL11 (Education & Textbook Amount Certificate) or an official tax receipt from your college or university.
- Education amount: You can claim $400 for every month you were enrolled full-time, and $120 for every month you were enrolled part-time.
- Textbook amount: You can claim $65 for every month you were enrolled full-time, and $20 for every month you were enrolled part-time.
- Public Transit expenses: You can claim the full amount you paid for public transit during the year. Keep your receipts and expired passes as proof of your claim.
- Moving Expenses: You can claim this deduction if you attended a post-secondary institution full-time, moved at least 40 kilometres closer to your school, and received scholarships, bursaries or other prizes that were included in your taxable income (not your total income).
- Childcare expenses: You can claim childcare expenses if you paid for someone to look after your child so you could go to school.
- Interest paid on a student loan: This is a non-refundable tax credit that can only be claimed by the student, regardless of who applied for the loan and/or paid the interest on it. If you don’t need to claim the interest to reduce your balance owing to zero, you can carry this amount forward for up to five years.
- Canada employment credit: If you have income from employment, TurboTax automatically claims this credit for you.
- GST/HST credit: The CRA automatically claims this amount for you if you’re older than 19 years of age.
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