# What is the maximum amount that a child could receive from the Canada Education Savings Grant CESG program?

## What is the maximum amount that a child could receive from the Canada Education Savings Grant CESG program?

$7,200

The maximum amount of CESG, including the Additional amount, a child can get is $7,200.

## How do I report a RESP on my tax return?

Subscribers have to file Form T1E-OVP , Individual Income Tax Return for RESP Overcontributions for 1996 and Future Years, for overcontributions based on contributions to all of the plans for a beneficiary. For more information, call the Tax Service Office General Enquiries line at 1 800 959-8281.

**How do I maximize my CESG grant?**

To get the maximum CESG grant of $7200 you would need a time horizon of 14.4 years. This would mean contributing: $16,500 in the first year which is a nice $500 in CESG given by the government in year one. $2500 annually from year 2 to 14 (for 13 years) which equals a total of $6500 in CESG.

**Do you get a t4 for RESP?**

An RESP is considered an educational assistance plan and the interest you receive from it must be shown on your tax return as income earned. The carrier of the RESP sends you a T4A that shows the amount you received. You are entitled to receive RESP payments for up to six months after you leave school.

### Do education grants count as income on taxes?

Grants and scholarships are tax free, meaning they’re excluded from your gross income, if the following criteria is met: You are pursuing a degree at an accredited college or university. The award doesn’t exceed your qualified education expenses, such as tuition.

### How is CESG calculated?

Calculating the Basic CESG. The Basic CESG amount paid into an RESP is equal to 20% of the eligible contribution made to the RESP in respect of the beneficiary.

**What is the average return on an RESP?**

*Future value of the RESP is based on contributions of $2,500 per year for 18 years and the applicable CESG. Earnings are based on a net annual average rate of return of 5% compounded annually.

**How much should I put in my RESP per month?**

$208.33 per month

In order to get the maximum annual RESP grant of $500, you must contribute $2,500 per year or $208.33 per month to the RESP account.

## Do I have to claim RESP on income tax?

You will not be taxed on the amount you contributed to the RESP, but you will have to pay taxes on the money that you earned in your plan as interest. This money is called “accumulated income.” It will be taxed at your regular income tax level, plus an additional 20 percent.

## Do students have to claim RESP on income tax?

An RESP is considered an educational assistance plan and the interest you receive from it must be shown on your tax return as income earned.