If you’re disabled, you may be missing out on a tax credit
A recent story published in the National Post reports that an estimated 1.1 million Canadians who have a disability are not receiving the disability tax credit.
That’s an average of about 100,000 people per province.
This is a serious problem, and it stems from a lack of information.
The disability tax credit is a Federal government benefit. As someone with a disability, you can apply for it with the help of your doctor.
The required form is the T2201, and is completed with some help from your doctor and sent to CRA (Revenue Canada). In 2015, the tax credit was set at $7,899.
What’s really important is that, depending how long you have had your disability, you may be permitted to “back file” for up to 10 years, which could bring you a very large tax refund.
If you have a disability, make sure you get some advice.
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