WE ARE A CERTIFIED EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION Section 118.3 Click here for Childrens Tax Credit Information
Claiming lessons as a personal tax deduction is only available
through a music school which holds the certification of a, "Certified
Educational Institute." This title is very specific, and is offered
to only a select few organizations. It is a title which authorizes an
educational center amendments to the Income Tax Act for the purpose of
allowing students enrolled in a Federally qualified educational program
to receive Tax deductions. These deductions are authorized through a
roll number filed in Ottawa. The roll number is checked against any Tax
deduction claims made by a student for tuition, books, or extra
material(s). The qualification of, "Certified Educational Institute," is for tax registry associated to a specific curriculum only. It holds no association to the qualification of instructors teaching any of the programs at these certified institute.
DO "YOU" QUALIFY FOR A TAX DEDUCTION?
Generally an individual may qualify for a tuition tax credit if...
The student is 18 yrs. of age and is enhancing or working toward a professional career as a musician. The student must be enrolled at a, "Certified Educational Institute." A signed "Tuition Certification Letter," from the institution, must accompany the claim. The student must have spent over $100.00 to qualify. Please contact Revenue Canada Taxation for an up-to-date Interpretation Bulletin regarding tax deductions at Certified Educational Institutions.