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Many of my clients were unaware that their chronic medical condition was applicable for a Disability Tax Credit. They dismissed the idea because the word “Disability” they thought of someone confined to a wheelchair, or that was blind. A misconception of many when in fact they did qualify. The affects of their arthritis or hearing issues, or their autistic child all qualified for a Disability Tax Credit.

The disability tax credit (DTC) is a tax credit for people with medical conditions or for their supporting person. It reduces the amount of income tax they pay and can be retroactive for up to 10 years. If you are a taxpayer and are helping a family member who has a chronic medical condition — and that family member doesn’t pay income tax — you may benefit under the taxes you have paid.

The DTC is a gateway to other federal, provincial or territorial programs, including the registered disability savings plan (RDSP) and the child disability benefit. Once eligible for the DTC, people can then apply for other programs.

How does one qualify? Any Canadian of any age, who has a significant health condition, may qualify for the disability tax credit. That is birth to death and a supporting person may apply for a deceased family member for up to two years after the person with the health issues has passed away. Diagnosis is not the qualifying factor. It is how the condition affects one’s daily living. To see examples of some conditions, check our web page at disabilitycreditsos.ca. Or contact us for a free assessment to see you qualify.

Why am I so successful as a Disability Tax Credit Advocate? I have over 10 years experience, I know my clients on a more personal bases, not a number in a file, I know what it takes for a successful application. The first step is assessing people to determine if they qualify. If I don’t believe they qualify, I will not waste their time, try to embellish the situation. I also collaborate with medical professionals to ensure the applications are explicable to the Canada Revenue Agency and save their time by offering them my expertise on applications.

If you or a family member has a chronic medical condition, you may be entitled to a disability tax credit. Depending on how many years past could mean thousands of dollars in a refund. For a no obligation and free assessment, call 250-674-2416 or Contact Us.