Disability Tax Credit

Are You Eligible For the DTC?

There are 2 ways to apply for the Disability Tax Credit – the easy way or the hard way.

Applying for the Disability Tax Credit can be a daunting process for anyone. The hard way is to do it yourself and if you choose this path, we have the forms to the right for you to use and apply.

The easy way is to click on the + tab below and seek help from a knowledgeable DTC professional who can help guide you through the application process.

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    The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit used to reduce the income tax you pay. It’s available for people with a severe and prolonged physical or mental impairment, subject to approval by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). It’s meant to help even out the tax burden by allowing some relief for disability costs.

    Where a child or other dependent doesn’t have any taxable income, a parent or other relative can claim the DTC under certain conditions.

    To qualify for the DTC, you must submit the Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate, and the CRA must approve your application before you file your income tax return for the year you’re claiming the credit. The disabled person (or a family member) completes Part A of the form and, depending on the nature of the disability, a medical doctor or other health practitioner such as an audiologist, optometrist or psychologist fills out Part B.

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    Eligibility Criteria

    There are different ways for which a person can be eligible for the disability tax credit (DTC). In all cases, the impairment must be prolonged. Also, the person must meet one of the following criteria:

    is blind

    is markedly restricted in at least one of the basic activities of daily living

    is significantly restricted in two or more or the basic activities of daily living (can include a vision impairment)

    needs life-sustaining therapy

    In addition, the person’s impairment must meet all of the following:

    is prolonged, which means the impairment has lasted, or is expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months

    is present all or substantially all the time (at least 90% of the time)

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