Download the PDF of the form you need to apply for the Disability Tax Credit.
Tax credit cash a godsend for seniors
Mountain MP estimates $10 million has come to residents
Mark Newman, Mountain News
Like many seniors, Phyllis Doyle finds it difficult to get around. Arthritis in both knees has limited the mobility of 71-year-old east Mountain resident.
But what she didn't know until fairly recently was that her disability entitled her to a tax credit of nearly $1,400 per year under Canada's income tax laws and that her claim could go back 10 years with interest.
Ms. Doyle said she learned about the Disability Tax Credit Certificate from Mountain MP Chris Charlton, the NDP critic for pensions and seniors issues. Ms. Charlton began promoting the tax credit through householders and information sessions at seniors residences and nursing homes within weeks of being elected in January 2006.
In our community, thousands of people with disabilities have never been made aware that they are eligible for an important tax credit that often includes a significant refund. It’s time Hamiltonians learned about their legitimate entitlement under the Income Tax Act.
Some of you may already know that the Income Tax Act provides a non-refundable Disability Tax Credit to all eligible individuals. This tax credit could be as high as $1,400 per year applied against any income tax you may owe. If you are eligible, this claim can be made retroactively for up to ten years!
I want to make sure that every eligible Mountain resident knows how to access this legitimate entitlement under the Income Tax Act.