The National Benefit Authority Helps People Understand Canadian Taxation Programs for Those with Disabilities

With so many Canadian taxation programs available for people with disabilities, agencies such as The National Benefit Authority offer a valuable service – helping people weed through the paperwork, forms and requirements to make the most of the benefits that are available to them. The Disability Tax Credit is just one aspect of the Canadian tax system that benefits disabled persons. There are also countless deductions that disabled persons and/or their loved ones can take. If you or someone you care for is disabled, you may be able to qualify for the following credits or deductions.

Possible Tax Deductions for Disabled Persons

  • Amounts transferred from spouse or common-law partner
  • Caregiver
  • Child care expenses
  • Children’s arts
  • Children’s fitness
  • Disability (either for self or transferred from dependant)
  • Disability supports deduction
  • Education, textbooks and tuition (either for self or transferred from dependant)
  • Eligible dependant
  • Home purchase
  • Infirm dependants over age 18
  • Medical expenses for other dependants
  • Medical expenses (for self, spouse/partner and/or dependent children born in 1994 or later)
  • Spouse or common-law partner amount
  • Supplement for medical expenses
  • Working Income Tax Benefit

These are just some of the credits and deductions available to disabled Canadians and their families. With professional help, there’s no telling what you or your loved ones may qualify for.


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