Line 31350 - Digital news subscription expenses

You can claim up to $500 for amounts you paid in 2020 for qualifying subscription expenses. You must have paid the amounts to a qualified Canadian journalism organization (QCJO) that does not hold a licence to broadcast, for a digital news subscription to content that is primarily original news.

Only the individual(s) who entered into the agreement for the subscription can claim the expenses. If you and another person can claim the same qualifying subscription expenses, you can split the claim for that digital news subscription expenses. However, the total amount of your claim and the other person’s claim cannot exceed the maximum amount allowed for this credit.

For more information, see About the digital news subscription tax credit.


A digital news subscription may also provide you access to non-digital content or content that comes from a partner organization of the QCJO, that are not themselves a QCJO. Only the cost of a comparable stand-alone digital subscription, to the content of the QCJO will be eligible. If there is no comparable stand-alone digital subscription, then only half of the amount paid is eligible.

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