T2201 – Disability Tax Credit Application Form
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T2201 – Disability Tax Credit Application Form
We Help Canadians with Disabilities get the Money They Deserve
The Disability Tax Credit is a non-refundable tax credit that helps people with disabilities or the people that support them by reducing the amount of income tax they pay. This tax credit is meant to help offset the cost of unavoidable expenses that come from living with a disability.
Before someone can be deemed eligible to receive the tax credit, they must first fill out the T2201 Disability Tax Credit form, which can be downloaded from the Government of Canada’s website. Once the application is complete, it must be submitted to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for review. In your T2201 form, you must provide incontrovertible proof to the CRA that you are living with a severe or prolonged mental or physical disability that is keeping you out of the workforce.
Many Canadians choose to fill out the form themselves, but because the process is so demanding, their application ends up being denied. Without an experienced disability tax service company their corner, many applicants fail to convince the CRA that they have a severe or prolonged mental or physical disability. When applicants fill out their T2201 form without the requisite knowledge of what the CRA looks for in a Disability Tax Credit application, they submit a form that is incomplete or not persuasive.
Below is a step-by-step guide of the process we go through with our clients for filling out the T2201 Disability Tax Credit form.
T2201 Disability Tax Credit Form: A Step-by-Step Guide
Step 1: Download The Form
As we previously mentioned, applicants will have to download the form from the Government of Canada’s website. The PDF version of the T2201 form can be found here. You will also see that there are other versions of the form available for people with visual impairments.
The form is made up of two parts: A and B. Part A has to be filled out by the person with the disability, or someone supporting them, and Part B has to be filled out by a medical practitioner.
Step 2: Fill In Part A
Part A of the T2201 Disability Tax Credit form is pretty straight-forward. In this section, the applicant has to provide their basic information (name, address, city, social insurance number, etc.) There are two different options here: one for the person with a disability applying for the tax credit and the other option is for someone who supports a person living with a disability.
There is also a section where the applicant must choose whether or not to allow the CRA to adjust their tax returns, and another section where the applicant agrees to let their medical practitioner share their medical records with the CRA.
Step 3: Ask a Medical Practitioner to fill out Part B of Form T2201
Part B of the T2201 Disability Tax Credit form is where a medical practitioner confirms that the applicant is, in fact, suffering from a severe or prolonged mental or physical disability. This is the part of where a medical practitioner can certify things like an applicants hearing, vision, walking, ability to feed or dress, and much more.
Here’s a helpful table (which can also be found on the Government of Canada’s website) that outlines what disabilities certain medical practitioners can certify:
t2201 disability tax credit form medical practitioners
The applicant is responsible for any fees a medical practitioner may charge to fill out the T2201 Disability Tax Credit form. Applicants can, however, claim any of these fees as medical expenses on their tax return.
Step 4: Send the Form to the CRA
When both parts A and B of the T2201 Disability Tax Credit Form have been filled out, the applicant must send the form (along with any supplement letters or documents) to their tax centre. You can find a list of tax centres in Canada on the Government of Canada’s website here.
Applicants can send the T2201 form at any time of the year. However, if an applicant sends their T2201 form before they file their tax return, they can prevent any delay of the assessment of their form. If an applicant sends the form before their tax return, then the CRA will review the application before the applicant’s tax return. We encourage every applicant to keep a copy of their T2201 form for their own records.
Are you planning to fill out a T2201 Disability Tax Credit Form? Many Canadians fill out the form only to be denied for the Disability Tax Credit. If you want to ensure that you get the money you deserve, then give us a call today at +1 (855) 413-6971. We’ve been helping Canadians successfully apply for Disability Tax Credits for many years now, and you don’t pay us until you are approved for the Disability Tax Credit.
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