Relevé 8: Amount for post-secondary studies

If you were a full-time student in Québec during the year, you’ll receive a Relevé 8 (RL-8) slip from your college or university. This slip shows the total amount you paid in the year for full-time post-secondary studies or occupational training, as well as any donations you made to your school.

As a student, you can use the amount in box B of your RL-8 slip to claim a tax credit for tuition or examination fees on your Québec return. Remember, you can only claim this tax credit if the amount in box B is more than $100.

If you’re the parent of a child that’s enrolled, you can use the amount in box A of the RL-8 slip your child received to claim the amount for a child enrolled in post-secondary studies. Make sure that your child indicates on his or her tax return which parent will be claiming this amount.


Where do I claim this?

Follow these steps in H&R Block’s tax software to file your 2016 taxes:

Before you begin, make sure that you told us that you lived in QUÉBEC on December 31, 2016: 

  1. On the QUICK ENTRY tab, click the QUICK SLIP icon. You will find yourself here: 


  2. Type RL-8 or relevé 8 in the search field and either click the highlighted selection or press Enter to continue.

  3. When you arrive at the page for your RL-8, enter your information into the tax software.