Line 256 - Adult basic education tuition assistance

If you reported as income assistance to cover all or part of the tuition fees you paid for courses at a primary or secondary level, you can claim a deduction for the qualifying assistance shown in box 21 of your T4E slip.


If you received taxable tuition assistance shown in box 20 of your T4E slip for post-secondary level courses or courses that provide or improve skills in an occupation, these amounts cannot be claimed on line 256. Instead, you may be eligible for the tuition, education, and textbook amounts (see line 323).

Completing your tax return

Claim on line 256 the amount of qualifying assistance shown in box 21 of your T4E slip.

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