Disability Tax Credit
Date Posted: Dec 16, 2015
Did you know that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) offers tax breaks for families affected by speech-language disorders, such as childhood apraxia of speech?
The Government of Canada created the disability tax credit (DTC) in 1988 to provide some relief for the costs associated with having a disability. A person with a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions (such as communication) may be eligible for the DTC.
Applying for the DTC is a three-step process that can be completed at any time of year:
- Download and complete Part A of Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate.
- Ask a qualified practitioner (for speech impairments, approach a physician or speech-language pathologist) to complete Part B of the form.
- Send the completed form (and any additional information you think is relevant) to your tax centre.
Although the process seems fairly straightforward at first glance, there are many misconceptions about applying and being approved for the DTC.
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Source: "The Disability Tax Credit: A Source of Financial Relief for Families, by Marnie Loeb of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada" - Ontario Professional and Parent Education Network for Childhood Apraxia of Speech, http://oppencas.ca/