Teacher and Early Childhood Educator School Supply Tax Credit

Starting with your 2016 tax returns, teachers and early childhood educators have a tax credit available to them for purchasing school supplies. This credit allows you to claim a 15% refundable tax credit based on your purchase of eligible teaching supplies up to $1,000. This would equate to a tax credit of up to $150.

You will need to have on hand receipts for your purchases as well as certification from your employer (or a delegated official of the employer).

For further details about what purchases are eligible and what certification is required from your employer please click here.