Topics/services specifically for students. For topics of interest to everyone, see Income tax.
If you were a student in 2020, the Guide P105, Students and Income Tax, will give you helpful information about filing your 2020 Income Tax and Benefit Return.
If you are in Canada as an international student, go to Taxes for International students studying in Canada.
If you were a student who was enrolled at a foreign university, college, or other post-secondary educational institution outside Canada, see Information Sheet RC192, Information for Students – Educational Institutions Outside Canada.
If you are a student with a disability, go to Tax credits and deductions for persons with disabilities or see Guide RC4064, Disability-Related Information. That guide has information about services and programs that may benefit you, and deductions and credits that may apply to you.
- Do you have to file a tax return?
Why file a return (even if you have no tax to pay)?
- What do you include with your return and what records do you keep?
What documents do you include with your paper return?
- Common types of income for students
Scholarships, research grants, payments from an RESP, tips, and more.
- Common deductions and credits for students
Tuition, education, and textbook amounts, interest paid on student loans, moving expenses, and public transit amount.
Deductible moving expenses, change of address, and more.
- Authorizing or cancelling a representative
You may authorize a parent or another person to represent you or get information on your tax matters.
- Free tax clinics
Get or provide help filing income tax and benefit returns.
- Canada child benefit (CCB)
Find out if you qualify for the Canada Child Benefit.
- Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP)
Do you know you may be able to withdraw from your RRSP to finance your training or education?
- Learning about taxes
Course designed to provide a basic knowledge and understanding of Canada's income tax system to individuals who are not familiar with this system.
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