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When filling out a TD1 form, there's a section entitled Tuition, education, and textbook amounts (full time and part time), where it states:

If you are a student enrolled at a university or college, or an educational institution certified by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, and you will pay more than $100 per institution in tuition fees, complete this section. If you are enrolled full time, or if you have a mental or physical disability and are enrolled part time, enter the total of the tuition fees you will pay, plus $400 for each month that you will be enrolled, plus $65 per month for textbooks. If you are enrolled part time and do not have a mental or physical disability, enter the total of the tuition fees you will pay, plus $120 for each month that you will be enrolled part time, plus $20 per month for textbooks.

I am not currently a student and will not be enrolled for 2011. However, I have a large number of federal and provincial credits carried forward from previous years. Would I be able to claim the number of carried forward credits on this line? It does not say so explicitly. Instead, would it be more appropriate to fill out a T1213 form to get a letter of authority from the tax office?

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As far as I know, you cannot claim carried-forward credits in advance with a TD1 form.

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    Thanks. I'll hold out on an answer for a bit in case someone with some T1213 experience comes along. – fideli Feb 1 '11 at 22:36
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Read this on H & R Block site

http://taxtalk.hrblock.ca/how-to-file-credits-deductions/general-tax/life-changes-can-impact-your-tax-withholdings/

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    welcome to Money.SE. Links with no surrounding context are not encouraged. Over time, they tend to break. Do you mind editing with a summary or excerpt from the linked article? – JTP - Apologise to Monica Jul 5 '14 at 13:12

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