Tuition Fee Deductibility
Tuition, Education and Textbook Amount
Knowledge Bureau is a private, designated educational institute and our tuition fees qualify for the Tuition Fee Tax Credit if over $100. This includes the fees for all self-study courses, the Distinguished Advisor Workshops and the Distinguished Advisor Conference™ (DAC). To claim the deduction on your tax return, you’ll need a completed Form T2202A Tuition, Education and Textbook Amounts Certificate. Logon to the Virtual Campus and go to the Administration section for access to your Form T2202A.
For years before 2017, students in self-study courses, qualify for part-time education and textbook amount when they work on their course for at least three consecutive weeks and at least 12 hours per month is devoted to coursework. The part-time education and textbook tax amount of $140 is available at the federal level for each month during which the minimum hourly requirement is met. Additional provincial credits are also available and vary by province of residence. Eligibility for the amount is shown on your T2202A. Students should record their hours monthly on the T2202A input form (in the Administration section of the Virtual Campus). Once the year is complete, the T2202A may be printed to include with your tax return for the year. Any unused education and textbook amounts at the end of 2016 may be carried forward to be claimed in future years but no new education and textbook amounts can be earned after 2016.
Attendance at the Distinguished Advisor Workshops and the Distinguished Advisor Conference™ (DAC) will qualify for the tuition amount, but will not qualify for the part-time education and textbook amount as the requirement for three weeks duration is not met.
Tax Deductibility by the Self Employed
Tuition fees for self-study courses, workshops and educational conferencing may also be tax deductible by self-employed professionals as a business expense. Your normal receipt for your payment to Knowledge Bureau is your documentation for the expense claim.
The Distinguished Advisor Conference™ (DAC) is held in locals where Canadians go to retire to determine the economic, retirement, investment, currency, health risk management and tax environment for which tax and wealth planning is required. This makes the educational programming unique and specific to the wealth management needs of clients and unavailable elsewhere in North America. Expenditures may be deductible; however, delegates should seek professional advice for their personal circumstances. A maximum of two conventions per year only are claimable and the business must have a reasonable expectation of profit. Several other criteria may exist for out of country conventions. See IT-357 for more information or call 1-866-953-4769 if you need assistance.