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Filing Your Tax Return -> Persons with Disabilities

Topics and Resources for Persons With Disabilities

Disabilities - The Tax Return

Free service for those unable to complete their tax return and unable to pay for assistance.

How are the funds paid out of an RESP when the beneficiary has disabilities?

Canadian Tax Calculator includes calculation of the disability tax credit.

Disabilities - Deductions From Income

Attendant care expenses - includes information on when Ontario limit for attendant care does not apply

Child care expenses

Disability supports deduction

Disabilities - Non-Refundable Tax Credits

A non-refundable tax credit can only be used to reduce federal or provincial/territorial taxes payable to zero.  See also our tables listing most non-refundable tax credits.

Amount for an eligible dependant - A single person can claim a tax credit for a dependent child, grandchild, sibling, parent or grandparent.

Canada Caregiver Credit - new for 2017 to replace 3 existing caregiver tax credits

Child fitness tax credit, and additional credit for child with disability - new for 2007

Children's arts tax credit (CATC)

Caregiver amount tax credit may be available if (dependent or non-dependent) parent or grandparent (over 65) lives with you, or if a dependent relative lives with you - replaced by Canada Caregiver Credit for 2017 and later years

Disability amount tax credit

Family caregiver amount - for infirm minor children, added to other credits re infirm dependants  - replaced by Canada Caregiver Credit for 2017 and later years

First-time homebuyer's tax credit

Infirm dependant amount tax credit for dependant age 18 or older - replaced by Canada Caregiver Credit for 2017 and later years

Students - scholarships and bursaries, deductible and tax-creditable expenses

Tax credits that can be transferred to/from a spouse

Disabilities - Medical Expenses

Medical expense tax credit

Non-prescription medications

Claim your medical expenses on the return of the spouse with lower net income.

Eligible medical expenses

Attendant care expenses

Attendant care expenses paid to a retirement home

Disabilities - Refundable Tax Credits

A refundable tax credit can generate a payment to taxpayers, even when no income tax has been paid.  This is a good reason to file a tax return even if you do not owe any tax.

Home Renovation and Home Accessibility Tax Credits

Refundable medical expense supplement

Working income tax benefit (WITB) and disability supplement

Disabilities - Other TaxTips.ca Resources

Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSPs)

Government Benefits - Federal and provincial

Unlocking your locked-in pension accounts

Disabilities - Other Resources

Government of Canada - Disability Benefits

The Canada Student Financial Assistance Act provides for some student loans to be repaid by the federal government in the event of the student's death or permanent disability.

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA):

bullet Guide RC4064 - Medical and Disability-Related Information - no longer includes form T2201
bulletForm T2201 Disability tax credit certificate
bullet Tax relief and benefits for persons with disabilities
bullet Topics for persons with disabilities

Revised: March 22, 2017

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