Disability Tax Credit Information

Disability Tax Credit
By Isabella Mori

Just a little reminder that a person with a mental illness and/or their caregiver may be eligible for a Disability Tax Credit.  The most important prerequisite is for a physician to fill out a form that certifies the disability.  Unfortunately, the criteria are quite high.  The good news, though, is that if you do get the certification, you can potentially recoup tax credits for up to 10 years in the past.  For more on this topic, read here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/marvin-ross/disability-tax-credit_b_10108032.html

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/rc4064/rc4064-16e.pdf

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/01/13/disability-tax-credit-not-extended-to-those-with-mental-illness.html

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