Disability Tax Credit (aka DTC)

Provided by: Government of Canada - Canada Revenue Agency (aka CRA)

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Contact Details

Toll-Free:
1-800-959-8281
Income Tax and Benefit Inquiries

Service Website:
http://www.canada.ca/disability-tax-credit

Service Description

* COVID-19 UPDATE: Government has proposed a one-time tax-free payment to individuals who are certificate holders of the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) as of June 1, 2020:

  • $600 for Canadians with a valid DTC certificate
  • $300 for Canadians with a valid DTC certificate and who are eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension * Please note: Those who are eligible for the OAS pension will also receive $300 through the one-time tax-free payment for seniors, for a total of $600
  • $100 for Canadians with a valid DTC certificate and who are eligible for the OAS pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) * Please note: Those who are eligible for the OAS pension and GIS will also receive $500 through the one-time tax-free payment for seniors, for a total of $600
People who are eligible for this special payment will receive it automatically. For more information about this proposed one-time payment, please see: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

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A non-refundable tax credit that helps individuals with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. An individual may claim the disability amount once they are eligible for the disability tax credit. This amount includes a supplement for individuals under 18 years of age at the end of the year.

Eligibility

Individuals are only eligible if the CRA approves Form T2201.

In general, the applicant 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 applicant'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)

Further detail and explanation can be found on the website

Service Info

Toll-Free:
1-800-959-8281
Income Tax and Benefit Inquiries

Service Website:
http://www.canada.ca/disability-tax-credit

Application Process:
Step 1: Get Form T2201 (Available online * Can also order printed copies and multiple other formats of this form, such as large print, Braille, audio, and E-text (accessible electronic text).

Step 2: Fill out Part A of Form T2201
Part A has to be filled out by the person with the disability (or a legal representative)

Step 3: Ask a medical practitioner to fill out and certify Part B of Form T2201
Take the form to a medical practitioner who can certify the sections that apply.

Step 4: Send Form T2201
Send Form T2201, as well as any letter or document, to a tax centre.
Can be sent any time during the year. Sending the form before a tax return is filed may prevent a delay in the assessment.

Once the application is approved, claim the amount on the next tax return.

Documents Required:
Completed Form T2201

Fees:
No fees

Languages:
English * French

Coverage Area:
Canada

Locations

Government of Canada - Canada Revenue Agency


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Individual Tax Account Balance Automated Service:
1-866-474-8272
Provides information about your tax account balance, as well as your last payment amount and date

TTY:
1-800-665-0354
General Inquiries * Toll Free Across Canada

TollFree:
1-800-267-6999
Across Canada * TIPS (Tax Information Phone Service) Automated Information System

Website:
www.canada.ca/en/services/taxes/income-tax/personal-income-tax.htm

Hours of Operation:
Hours for telephone services vary

Accessibility:
Not applicable

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Government of Canada - Canada Revenue Agency (aka CRA)

Site Info

Individual Tax Account Balance Automated Service:
1-866-474-8272
Provides information about your tax account balance, as well as your last payment amount and date

TTY:
1-800-665-0354
General Inquiries * Toll Free Across Canada

Toll-Free:
1-800-267-6999
Across Canada * TIPS (Tax Information Phone Service) Automated Information System

Website:
http://www.canada.ca/en/services/taxes/income-tax/personal-income-tax.htm

Hours of Operation:
Hours for telephone services vary

Accessibility:
Not applicable

Coverage Area:
Canada

Service Info

Toll-Free:
1-800-959-8281
Income Tax and Benefit Inquiries

Service Website:
http://www.canada.ca/disability-tax-credit

Application Process:
Step 1: Get Form T2201 (Available online * Can also order printed copies and multiple other formats of this form, such as large print, Braille, audio, and E-text (accessible electronic text).

Step 2: Fill out Part A of Form T2201
Part A has to be filled out by the person with the disability (or a legal representative)

Step 3: Ask a medical practitioner to fill out and certify Part B of Form T2201
Take the form to a medical practitioner who can certify the sections that apply.

Step 4: Send Form T2201
Send Form T2201, as well as any letter or document, to a tax centre.
Can be sent any time during the year. Sending the form before a tax return is filed may prevent a delay in the assessment.

Once the application is approved, claim the amount on the next tax return.

Documents Required:
Completed Form T2201

Fees:
No fees

Languages:
English * French

Coverage Area:
Canada

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