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You get what you pay for.
That’s the simplest (and admittedly most cliché) answer to how federal and provincial Disability Tax Credits in Canada work.
In order to collect any form of the Disability Tax Credit, you’ll need to have paid (or prepare to pay!) income tax. And since there are federal and provincial portions to your income taxes, claiming the DTC essentially means you’re receiving separate federal and provincial credits.
Like we said, you get what you pay for!
Depending on the province you live in, the provincial portion of your Disability Tax Credit return can differ. The federal amount, however, is consistent across the country outside of Quebec.
Claiming for the year 2017, the maximum disability amount for the federal portion of the DTC is $8,113, while the maximum supplement for persons under 18 is $4,733.
To find the specific provincial amount for your province, visit the Canada Revenue Agency’s dedicated provincial tax pages for full details:
If you’re a Quebec resident, you can claim your DTC for a severe and prolonged impairment of physical or mental functions once your federal Disability Tax Credit certificate is approved. Your doctor will also need to fill out the relevant sections of the TP-752.0.14-V form.
The good news is you now have a better understanding of how your Disability Tax Credit amount can vary based on the province you live in, the year you’re claiming the DTC, and the amount of income tax you’ve paid or need to pay.
But that’s only the tip of the iceberg – there are hundreds of factors that go into determining the Disability Tax Credit amount you’re eligible for! A Disability Tax Credit service provider knows the ins-and-outs of the Disability Tax Credit application process, and will know how to maximize the Disability Tax Credit for your unique claim.
Get the most out of your Disability Tax Credit claim and work with the National Benefit Authority’s Canadian Benefits Specialists! Our experienced team can position your claim for maximum provincial and federal DTC amounts you’re eligible for, at no cost to you – you only pay if we’re successful.
Contact us today and we’ll get started in determining your eligible Disability Tax Credit amounts.