The disability tax credit is a non-refundable tax credit designed to help persons with disabilities or their supporting persons. The credit can be claimed by the person with the disability, by the spouse of the person with the disability, or by a person for whom the person with the disability is a dependant.
To claim this credit, a Form T2201 must be filled out by a medical practitioner to certify that there is a severe and prolonged impairment. This form is only required to be filled out when the credit is initially claimed, and it is then held on file at CRA for future years.
For 2016, the tax credit for an adult is $8,001. If the person with the disability is a child under 18, there is an additional supplement of $4,667, which results in a total credit of $12,668.
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