The Disability Tax Credit is a non-refundable tax credit available to Canadians who suffer from marked restrictions in their ability to perform basic daily activities.
In order to apply for the Disability Tax Credit, a certified medical practitioner would need to complete a Disability Tax Credit Certificate(DTCC) form T2201 indicating that the individual meets the criteria outlined in one or more of the 10 categories included in the DTCC.
An individual who has been deemed eligible for the DTC will be provided with a timeframe for their approval. In each year, the individual may claim the Disability Amount on their tax return or transfer the Disability Amount to a spouse or related caregiver
Before you bring the DTCC to your medical practitioner, you should assess your situation to determine if the Disability Tax Credit is for you.
There are 3 main criteria required to pre-qualify whether you are a candidate for the Disability Tax Credit:
If you have answered yes to all of the above questions, there is a good probability that the Disability Tax Credit is for you.
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