On our blog, Reported Clawbacks on the Disability Tax Credit, we talked about reports that some sufferers of mental health disabilities have been denied access to the disability tax credit by the CRA after having received the tax credit for years.
In an apparent response to these reports, the CRA has announced that they are reinstating the Disability Advisory Committee. The Committee was originally formed in 20014 and disbanded in 2006.
The reinstatement of the Disability Advisory Committee is one of the steps taken to enhance the accessibility of the CRA’s services to persons with disabilities. The Committee’s core role will be to provide advice to the CRA on the administration and interpretation of the laws and programs related to disability tax measures administered by the CRA.
The Disability Advisory Committee will:
- Advise CRA on the needs and expectations of persons living with disabilities;
- Review and provide feedback on the CRA’s administrative practices; and
- Make recommendations on how the CRA can enhance the quality of the service provided to persons with disabilities.
The Disability Advisory Committee will be co-chaired by Frank Vermaeten, CRA Assistant Commissioner and by Dr. Karen Cohen, CEO of the Canadian Psychological Association and will include 12 voluntary unpaid members. The first meeting will take place in 2018.
Do you have concerns or issues with your Disability Tax Credit? Contact KD today!