DTC is a tax credit that is not refundable
The DTC assists in lowering the income tax that people with physical or mental disabilities, or their supporting family members, may have to pay. It intends to offset some of the costs associated with the impairment.
If an individual’s DTC total exceeds the amount owed on their taxes, the CRA will not refund the remaining amount of the credit.
First, apply, then claim.
The DTC is obtained in two stages:
Applying for a loan
This requires you to work with a medical professional who can certify the impact of your impairment.
Making a claim on your tax return
If your application is approved, you will be able to deduct the disability amount from your tax return.
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