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Nurse Practitioners can now certify your Disability Tax Credit Certificatein Canadian Government News and Updates
The Federal Government made a change to recognize nurse practitioners as one of the medical practitioners who can certify Form T2201 through Budget 2017.
This change will provide a huge benefit for individuals applying for the Disability Tax Credit who live in an area where a nurse practitioner is their first point of contact. This ensures that all Canadians who want to apply for the DTC will be able to do so in a more accessible and easier manner.
The Disability Tax Credit is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities, or their supporting family members, reduce the amount of income tax they have to pay. For 2017, individuals who are eligible may be able to claim up to $8,100 on their tax return and individuals under 18 years of age can claim a supplement to a maximum of $4,667.