Completing Schedule 11
Before you start
Schedule 11 must be filled out and filed by you only.
If you have transferred an amount to an eligible person (see Transfer or carry forward amount) they do not need to send the CRA a copy of your Schedule 11.
Fill out the lines of Schedule 11 that apply to you based on the information provided on the tax certificate you received from your educational institution. See below for instructions.
Depending on your province or territory of residence, you may also need to complete a provincial and territorial tax and credits form.
Even if you do not have to pay tax and you are carrying forward and claiming in a future year the part of your unused current year’s tuition amount (that you did not transfer) and your unused tuition, education and textbook amounts carry forward balance from prior years, that you cannot use for the year, you must file this form with your tax return so the CRA can update its records with your unused amounts available for carry forward to other years.
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.
How to complete Schedule 11
Line 1 – Unused federal tuition, education and textbook amounts
Remember to enter on line 1 of this schedule any unused amounts from previous years that are shown on your notice of assessment or notice of reassessment from last year.
If you have eligible tuition fees, education, and textbook amounts from a previous year that you forgot to claim, see How to change your return, so that we may update our records.
Line 2 (field 320) – Eligible tuition fees
Complete line 2 of Schedule 11 to show the amount of eligible tuition fees paid as shown on your tax certificate.
Line 10 – Total tuition, education, and textbook amounts
Enter the amount from line 10 on line 323 of Schedule 1 of your return.
If you have unused current-year amounts and you are transferring an amount to another individual, complete lines 11 to 18.
If you have unused curent-year amounts and you are not transferring an amount to another individual, complete lines 11, 12, 13, and 18 only.
Lines 11 to 18 – Transfer/Carry forward of unused amount
Complete these lines to calculate the transfer amount and the carry forward of unused current-year amount.
If you are transferring an amount to another individual, complete the appropriate area of your tax certificate.
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