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Disability Tax Credit Application Process - Public Consultations

The Canada Revenue Agency has launched consultations on the Disability Tax Credit – in particular, on how to simplify the DTC application process and clarify the steps needed to take to apply for the credit.

The consultations are described as being in support of the Disability Tax Credit Promoters Restrictions Act, which received Royal Assent in May, and which limits fees that can be charged for helping to complete DTC requests.

There are a variety of non-profit and for-profit companies in Canada that promise to help people with their DTC applications, claiming to have expertise in completing these requests.  These companies have come under scrutiny for their practices and the fees they charge, likely prompting the passage of this new legislation. 

In-person consultations will be held in Vancouver (November 25, 2014), Toronto (November 27, 2014), Montreal (December 4, 2014 - in French) and Halifax (December 2, 2014). Note that these are not information sessions but consultations where CRA will be asking participants for comments and ideas. Submissions can also be made on-line (using a web-based form, or by e-mail).

For more information, see the CRA webpage on the DTC consultations at: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/dtcconsultations

Archival Date: 
Monday, December 15, 2014
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