If you live in Canada and are currently unable to work because of a physical or mental condition, you may qualify for a disability tax credit. The tax credit allows you to potentially save thousands of dollars for each year you’re out of work. You simply need to prove that your condition is both severe (impairs activity) and prolonged (lasts for 12 months or longer).
Disability Tax Credit Certificate
If you’ve received all the necessary documents and signatures from a qualified practitioner, you can go ahead with your application! But you may be wondering which documents you need, and where to send them. We’ve got it all spelled out below.
- You Must Send a Hard Copy – The Revenue Service of Canada doesn’t accept faxes, photocopies or scans of the certificate. You must mail the hard copy of your completed and signed document.
- You Must Mail to the Appropriate Tax Centre – Applicants are required to mail the completed and signed certificate to their designated tax centre. The location of your tax centre depends on where you live (a comprehensive table of centres and addresses can be found on the certificate).For example, if your normal tax administration is in British Columbia, Regina or Yukon you should send your document to the Surrey Tax Center. If you’re served by the tax authorities in Alberta, London, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Saskatoon, Thunder Bay or Windsor, your center is located in Winnipeg.
If you’re confused about where to send your disability tax credit certificate or have any other questions about the process, get in touch with us at Disability Credit Canada. We specialize in helping people like you get the tax benefits you need and deserve, and can assist you in both completing the certificate and forwarding it to the right place.