Article Originally Posted at: http://studymagazine.com/2013/08/29/harper-government-details-tax-relief-measures-post-secondary-students/#ixzz2kRaG09sL
Minister of National Revue, Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, and Susan Truppe, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, are reminding post-secondary students to keep their receipts in order to take full advantage of available tax relief for college and university students.
“Our Government is committed to supporting Canadian families by keeping taxes low. We will continue to offer tax relief measures to Canadians who are studying to get a post-secondary education,” says Minister Findlay.
“Students and their families are faced with significant costs for tuition and enrolment in post-secondary educational programs. At the same time, post-secondary education is increasingly important in a global marketplace and a significant contributor to Canada’s economic growth and global competitiveness.”
“Our Government wants to ensure students take advantage of all the tax credits they are eligible for and keep their hard-earned dollars,” said Truppe. “At this time of the year, with students going back to school, it is important to remind them to keep their receipts in order to claim tax credits when filing their return during tax season and take advantage of the important financial relief available to them all year long.”
According to Revenue Minister Findlay, these tax reliefs can save the average family over $3,200 in taxes.