Nurse practitioners can now certify applications for the disability tax credit!
Did you know that nurse practitioners can now fill out and sign Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate? This ensures more options for Canadians who want to apply for the disability tax credit (DTC), making the application process easier and more accessible.
Through Budget 2017, the Government has made a change to recognize nurse practitioners as one of the medical practitioners who can certify Form T2201. With over 4,500 nurse practitioners across Canada who can certify patients for the DTC, this change is going to have a positive impact for Canadians living with a disability.
Individuals who want to apply for the DTC, but live in an area where nurse practitioners are the first point of contact, as for example, in Canada’s North, will benefit from this change.
What is the disability tax credit?
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 may have to pay.
Applying for the credit is a three step process:
- Fill out Part A of Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate
- Have your nurse practitioner fill out Part B
- Send form T2201 to the CRA
Being eligible for the DTC can open the door to other federal, provincial, or territorial programs designed to support those with disabilities or their families. These include the registered disability savings plan, the working income tax benefit disability supplement, and the child disability benefit.
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