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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
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
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
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
Disabilities - Medical Expenses
Claim your medical expenses on the return of the spouse with lower net income.
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.
Working income tax benefit (WITB) and disability supplement
Disabilities - Other TaxTips.ca Resources
Government Benefits - Federal and provincial
Disabilities - Other Resources
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) Resources:
Revised: October 12, 2017
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