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The Disability Tax Credit explained – applying for and claiming the DTC

Do you or a family member live with a disability? Do you anticipate paying income tax, or have you paid income tax in the last 10 years? Then maybe you can claim the Disability Tax Credit – or not. Many

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6 Benefits only accessible with the Disability Tax Credit

Many Canadians with disabilities don’t claim the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and are actually missing out on numerous additional Disability Tax Credit benefits! The DTC is also known as a gateway credit because once approved for the DTC, you’re also

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How much is the Disability Tax Credit worth?

The maximum Disability Tax Credit (DTC) amount that anyone can claim is $50,000, but finding your maximum DTC amount involves hundreds of combinations of factors. So we’ve summarized the basics for you. Income taxes paid To claim the DTC, you

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Are you eligible for Canada Pension Plan disability benefits?

Many Canadians consider the Canada Pension Plan in their retirement plan. What they don’t tend to plan for, is what happens if they get hurt, suffer a serious injury, or get diagnosed for terminal illness. If you or someone you

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Between doctors, accountants and the Canada Revenue Agency, who does what in the Disability Tax Credit process?

Where do you go to for personal finance tips and advice? What about disability-related finance tips? Most Canadians start with their family and friends – and advocacy groups can provide some information about relevant benefits. But when you have limited

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What is the difference between a Marked Restriction and a Significant Restriction?

You’re considering if you qualify for the Disability Tax Credit and come across the terms “marked restriction” and “significant restriction” in the T2201 form. Perhaps your doctor can clarify the distinction, but they’re not medical terms – the terms are

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What is a tax credit?

Tax credits can reduce the amount of income tax you owe or increase your tax refund. However, not all tax credits are created equal. Some tax credits are meant for families with children, while others are designed for Canadians living

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What does it mean to transfer the Disability Tax Credit?

Not all of our clients have disabilities. Some of them are family members of someone living with a disability – like the parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder, or a grandson living with his grandmother with dementia. Families

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Consider these Tax Tips before 2016 ends

Canadians typically consider April as the time to think about income taxes, but don’t forget there are a host of considerations to make before the year ends. Buying Medical Insurance Whether you’re self-employed or simply buying extra benefits for your

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4 common Disability Tax Credit application mistakes you might be making

Many people come to us for help because their Disability Tax Credit (DTC) applications were declined when they applied. To find out what went wrong in the first place, we look at their applications, their medical histories and interview them

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