Tuition amounts transferred from a child
If a child cannot use all the tuition, education and textbook amounts on his or her return, they can be transferred to a parent or grandparent.
Where you enter the amounts transferred from a child depends on whether you are preparing a full return for the child (see the Dependant and family returns help topic), or whether you are completing just the Dep worksheet (see the Dependant tax credits help topic).
Preparing a return for the dependant?
Use these steps if you are preparing a return for the dependant AND that return is part of a family return. To learn how to link dependants into a family return, read the Dependant and family returns help topic.
- On the dependant's return, enter the tuition amounts on the dependant's Tuition (T2202A/TL11) worksheet (see above).
- At the top of Schedule 11 in the dependants' return, check the box to Transfer unused tuition amounts to a parent or grandparent and the Schedule 11 (S11) in the dependant's return calculates any credit available to transfer.
- On the parent/grandparent's return, this appears as a calculated (blue) field on the first line in the Tuition, education and textbook amounts transferred from a child section on the Dep worksheet.