Tax Tip: Disability Tax Credit – Do You Qualify?

by Dean Paley on February 2, 2013

You may be surprised to know that the federal and provincial governments offer generous personal tax credits for:

  • Persons with disabilities, or
  • The person who supports another person (family member) with a disability.

old-lady-scared-pensionIf you or the person you support qualifies, you may be entitled to claim these credits retroactive to the start of the disability (or 10 years back, whichever is less).

In some cases these tax credits can exceed $15,000.

What Qualifies as a Disability?

If a medical professional (usually a doctor) certifies that you have a pronged physical or mental impairment that restricts the ability to basic activities for daily living, then you may qualify.

Even if a doctor has said you do not qualify, you may still be entitled to theses credits. We have helped many claim these valuable credits.

If you feel you may qualify for the disability tax credit, call us at (289) 288-1206 or e-mail us to arrange your appointment. We can discuss your situation and access your entitlement to these valuable tax credits.

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