The disability tax credit (DTC)
The Government of Canada offers a variety of tax benefits to people with disabilities. These benefits are provided under the assumption that people with disabilities will have unavoidable, additional expenses that other taxpayers do not face. The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities, or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. The disability amount may be claimed once the person with a disability is eligible for the DTC. It is designed to help offset the additional expenses associated with having a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions, which markedly restricts a person’s ability to perform at least one basic activity of daily living.
How to apply?
You can apply by filling out and signing Part A of Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate.
Ask a medical practitioner to fill out and certify Part B of the form. A medical practitioner must complete and certify that you have a severe and prolonged impairment and must describe its effects.
Send the form to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) either by mail or online
Please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/segments/tax-credits-deductions-persons-disabilities/disability-tax-credit.html for further information about the disability tax credit
Please contact us at Manor Clinic to discuss how our psychiatrists can help to complete Part B of Form T2201 required for the Disability Tax Credit Certificate application.