- Many Manitobans with disabilities do not realize that they may be eligible for a tax refund.

- It is quite possible that you may not be taking advantage of a credit that would give you money back.

- You may be entitled to a refund from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

- If you have paid income tax, this disability tax credit reduces the amount of income tax for a person with a disability or their supporting person, might otherwise have to pay; therefore you may save money.

A Step Beyond & Associates can help individuals or families to obtain a Disability Tax Credit.


What is Disability Tax Credit?

The Disability Tax Credit is a non-refundable tax credit used to reduce the amount of tax payable on your income. It is available to Canadians who have a qualifying severe and prolonged impairment that impacts the activities of daily living; where the ailments are not likely to get better any time soon and have already been in place for a period of at least one year.

What is Physical Impairment?

Disability Tax Credit covers impairment of walking, dressing, speaking, hearing, feeding, legal blindness, elimination (bowel or bladder function) and other associated disabilities. Disability Tax Credit applies to individuals who receive therapy that sustains your life such as kidney dialysis or chest physiotherapy.

What is mental function?

Disability Tax Credit covers mood disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, learning disability, mental health and function like depression and stress.

General Comments

- A person can claim Disability Tax Credit if they have a severe prolonged mental or physical impairment.

- Disability Tax Credit is probably one of the most commonly missed and valuable tax credits available to taxpayers.

- Disability Tax Credit can be transferred to a supporting person or related caregiver, a person who provides help and support; this tax credit may be transferred to that person.

- People with disabilities are missing important tax credits and may have significant unclaimed tax refunds from previous years because they have not applied.

- If you are eligible and paid taxes in the past years, The Disability Tax Credit claim can apply as far back as 10 years.

- Disability Tax Credit certificate can be claimed after the taxpayer dies based on a prognosis by a qualified practitioner specifically (medical doctor) certified before death that the individual had a severe and prolonged or physical impairment which was reasonably expected to last for at least 12 months; application can be submitted by a caregiver.

Thousands of dollars in retroactive refunds have been paid out by Canada Revenue Agency to individuals/families whose application has been approved. A Step Beyond & Associates can help you every STEP of the way and BEYOND.


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