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In another twist in the ongoing disability tax credit scenario, Diabetes research and advocacy groups claim to have obtained an internal CRA memo essentially ordering CRA agents to deny the Disability Tax Credit to diabetics. According to the Diabetes Canada and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, they obtained an internal CRA memo dated May 2, 2017 that says, “Unless there are exceptional circumstances, adults with diabetes can generally manage their daily insulin therapy without taking 14 hours per week.” With this statement, Diabetes Canada says CRA will most likely deny the disability tax credit to most adults with Type 1 diabetes even...
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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...
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If you have not filed your income tax return for the tax year 2007, you have until December 31, 2017 to submit your request under the taxpayer relief provisions. The CRA administers the taxpayer relief provisions that allows them to cancel or waive penalties or interest, accept certain late, amended or revoked elections (income tax only) and refund or reduce the amount payable beyond the normal 3-year period (for individuals and testamentary trusts only.) There is a 10-year time limit on the taxpayer relief provisions which means that if you want to submit a request with regards to the 2007 tax...
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It has been reported that some sufferers of mental health disabilities such as autism, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia have been denied access to the disability tax credit by the CRA after having received the tax credit for years. According to the Financial Post article, “Ottawa accused of new tax grab after disability tax credit clawback hits those with mental illness,” by Jesse Snyder, several accountants, mental health associations and other advocacy groups have reported of restricted access to the Disability Tax Credit for mentally disabled people mainly because of a change in the language used to determine whether they are “adequately...
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