Eligible educator school supply tax credit

If you’re a teacher or early childhood educator, you can claim a 15% refundable tax credit on up to $1,000 of your school supply purchases each year.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be employed as a teacher or early childhood educator at an elementary or secondary school or at a regulated childcare facility and
  • hold a valid teacher’s certificate, licence, permit, a certificate, or diploma in early childhood education that’s recognized in the province or territory where you work

Note: If you’re claiming this credit, it’s important to know that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) might ask you to provide a certification from your employer that validates your eligible supply expenses. Be sure to request certification from your employer before you complete your return and keep it with your records in case the CRA wants to see it later.