What is a T2202 Education & Textbook Amounts Certificate?

A T2202 is issued to all students who paid tuition and fees for qualifying courses that are eligible for claim on the income tax return. It includes the maximum student tax deductions for tuition, education, and textbook amounts.

Tax receipts are issued for the calendar year that courses were taken, between January and December. You can claim tuition fees paid to an educational institution once the institution has provided you with an official tax receipt or a completed T2202A tax form to you.

There are qualification criteria around the courses taken. Full time programs must last at least three consecutive weeks with a minimum of 10 hours of instruction, while part-time programs must last at least three consecutive weeks with a minimum of 12 hours of instruction each month.

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