Line 323 – Your tuition, education, and textbook amounts
The tuition, education, and textbook amounts allow you to reduce any income tax you may owe. In 2017, the federal education and textbook tax credits were eliminated. This measure did not eliminate the tuition tax credit, and it does not affect the ability to carry forward unused education and textbook credit amounts from years prior to 2017.
Your educational institution will provide you with a slip that has the total eligible tuition fees paid as well as the months you were enrolled either part-time or full-time.
Using the slip and the links below, you can find out what you can claim and how to make your claim.
- Eligible tuition fees
Where to find this amount and what you cannot claim as a tuition fee.
- Education amount
What full-time and part-time students can claim and what they cannot.
- Textbook amount
What full-time and part-time students can claim.
- Recognized educational institutions outside Canada
Where to find a list of educational institutions outside Canada.
- Completing Schedule 11
You must file Schedule 11 with your income tax return. Find out how to complete it.
- Transfer or carry forward amount
Learn when, how much, and to whom you can transfer or carry forward tuition, education, and textbook amounts.
If you have eligible tuition fees, and education and textbook amounts from a previous year that were not reported, review How to change your return and obtain a copy of your notice of assessment or reassessment.
Supporting documents – If you are filing electronically, keep all of your documents in case the CRA asks to see them later. If you are filing a paper return, attach your filled out Schedule 11, but do not send your other documents. Keep all your official receipts issued by an educational institution and any other forms in case the CRA asks to see them later. For more information, please consult E-services for individuals.
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