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How Much is the Disability Tax Credit Amount Worth?

Canadians living with a disability may be eligible for the Canadian Disability Tax Credit, a disability benefit that helps individuals with severe and prolonged mental or physical impairment.

As experts in this field, the top questions we get asked all the time are:

‘How do I apply for the Disability Tax Credit?’
and
‘How much of a Disability Tax Credit refund am I eligible for?’.

This isn’t a simple answer, as the value is based on many factors. The Disability Tax Credit is broken down by Federal and Provincial amounts. For example, the provincial portion of the Disability Tax Credit in Ontario will vary in value compared to British Columbia. In addition, this amount will fluctuate depending on individual tax situations.

Here’s what you need to know.

The total value of the Disability Tax Credit includes both a federal and provincial portion. The federal amount (each year) is the same for all Canadians, but the provincial amount will change depending to the province you live in.

Federal Portion

To illustrate, the calculation below shows the value of the federal portion of the Disability Tax Credit refund for the 2016 tax year:

Maximum allowed credits (8001) x Federal tax rate (15%) = Federal refund amount ($1200.15)

Provincial Portion

The chart below shows how much the provincial Disability Tax Credit refund amount is worth for the 2016 tax year.

Province of Residence

Maximum Allowed Credits

Provincial Tax Rate

Maximum Refund Amount

Alberta

14232

10%

$1423.20

British Columbia

7521

5.06%

$380.56

Manitoba

6180

10.80%

$667.44

New Brunswick

7900

9.68%

$764.72

Newfoundland and Labrador

5939

8.20%

$487.00

Northwest Territories

11419

5.90%

$673.72

Nova Scotia

7341

8.79%

$645.27

Nunavut

12947

4%

$517.88

Ontario

8088

5.05%

$408.44

Prince Edward Island

6890

9.80%

$675.22

Saskatchewan

9334

11%

$1026.74

Yukon

8001

6.40%

$512.06

Calculating your Disability Tax Credit Amount

Add the federal amount to your provincial amount to get the maximum amount you may be entitled to. If the person applying for the Disability Tax Credit is under 18 years of age, they are entitled to a supplementary amount that may increase the refund amount they receive. In addition, they may also be eligible for other Canadian disability benefits, like the Child Disability Benefit.

Keep in mind that not everybody can claim the maximum amounts – you may only be eligible for partial amounts due to your individual tax situation. If you are eligible, but do not have taxable income, then you may transfer it to a family member who does and is financially supporting you.

If you choose to work with the National Benefit Authority , our team of specialized Tax Analysts will maximize your Disability Tax Credit refund!

Ready to get started on your Disability Tax Credit claim? Contact us now and we can help you maximize your credits!

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