By: Mary Carver, P.H.Ec.
The Disability Tax Credit, known as the DTC, is a non-refundable credit that may reduce the total income tax payable for the person with the disability, and/or may be transferred to a spouse or another supporting person, if he/she qualifies and has no taxable income.
Ms. Lamothe outlined the tax measures for persons with disabilities, the criteria for the DTC and how to apply.
New to the Disability Tax Credit in 2017, was that:
Of further note:
Every February CRA updates the system with the new tax tables and any changes to the DTC and related information would also be updated at that time. The following site is the first place where the facts are up-dated:
Professional Home Economists may know of a family, individual or caregiver who could potentially benefit from The Canada Revenue Agency’s Disability Tax Credit program.
If so, please pass on the information.
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