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Filing Your Return  ->  Personal Income Tax -> Students

Tax Information for Students

These are articles which relate to students regarding income, deductions, tax credits and savings plans.

Students' Income

Income from scholarships and awards

Tax Deductions for Students

Child care expenses

Moving expenses

Tax Credits for Students

Children's fitness tax credit - reduced for 2016, eliminated for 2017 federally

Children's arts tax credit - reduced for 2016, eliminated for 2017 federally

Courses taken outside Canada - tuition, education and textbook tax credits

Private school tuition fees

Public transit tax credit - eliminated after June 30, 2017

Student loan interest

Tuition, education, and textbook tax credits

Transfer or carry-forward of tuition, education and textbook amounts

Savings Plan for Students and Future Students

Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)

Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) - age 18+

See also:

Youth and Student Job Training

Canada Benefits information for students - choose your province or territory to see financial aid, bursary and scholarship and other information for students.

Support for Apprentices

Apprenticeship Grants are available to eligible apprentices, and can be used to pay for tuition, travel, tools, or other expenses.

Canada Revenue Agency Student Series Videos - do your own taxes!

Free tax preparation service

Persons with disabilities

International Students Studying in Canada

International students studying in Canada may have to file a Canadian income tax return.  See the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) information on International students studying in Canada, and our article on Who Pays Tax in Canada.

Revised: March 26, 2019


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