Tax Credit for Tuition or Examination Fees Transferred by a Child

A student can transfer all or part of his or her tax credit for tuition or examination fees to you, provided the transferred portion relates to fees paid for the current taxation year and you are:

  • the student's father or mother;
  • the student's grandfather or grandmother;
  • the father or mother of the student's spouse; or
  • the grandfather or grandmother of the student's spouse.

If the student decides to transfer all or part of his or her tax credit for tuition or examination fees to you, you are the only person who can claim the amount of the tax credit he or she transferred to you.

Important
  • A student cannot transfer any part of a tax credit that relates to tuition or examination fees paid for a previous year to you.
  • A student cannot transfer all or part of his or her tax credit for tuition or examination fees to his or her spouse. However, a student can transfer the unused portion of his or her non-refundable tax credits to his or her spouse. For more information, see the instructions for line 431.

For more information, see the instructions for line 398.1 in the guide to the income tax return (TP-1.G-V).

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