Certificate Course

Filing T3 Returns


DMA™ - Personal Tax Services Specialist


This course introduces the types of trust that may be created in Canada and how each of them is taxed. You will learn how to prepare T3 returns as part of the case study exercises in the course. Case studies include the filing of trust returns, slips, and slip summaries for trusts.


Course Content

Introduction to Trusts
The T3 Return
Income of the Trust
Dealing with Losses
Allocation of Trust Income
Calculation of Tax
Other Topics


Upon completion of this course, you will be familiar with the taxation of various trusts and be able to prepare T3 trust returns and prepare T3 slips for beneficiaries.

What You'll Learn

You will learn how to optimize taxes payable on income earned by a trust by choosing to pay the taxes through the trust or allocating income to beneficiaries and having them pay the taxes on those allocations.

The Trust Tax Estimator tool, provided with this course, will help you to minimize taxes on trust income. This tool allows you to determine whether the trust or beneficiary will pay more taxes on allocated income so that tax can be paid by the trust before allocation if the beneficiary would have to pay more tax than the trust.

What’s Included

• Personal course selection consultation
• Virtual campus orientation
• Lesson and study plans
• Personal instructor email support
• Comprehensive Knowledge Journal
• EverGreen Online Research Library
• Knowledge Bureau calculators
• Testing and certification
• CE/CPD accreditation

Marking Guide

Case Studies
Final Exam
Passing Grade
Honours Achievement

All students who pass the course will receive a certificate. Students who receive a mark of 90% or better will receive a gold honours bar on their certificates.

CE | CPD Credits

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