Disability Tax Credit Changes

Health charities issued a news release expressing their outrage at the federal government's proposal to amend the Income Tax Act to further tighten the eligibility criteria for people who have difficulty feeding and dressing themselves. Recent court rulings have interpreted the legislation regarding the tax credit in a more humane and compassionate manner than the Finance Department is willing to accept. More information can be found on the Disability Tax Credit website and the Parliamentary Sub-Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities website. People are being encouraged to write to the Minister of Finance about these changes - a copy of the letter about the changes to the Disability tax credit(Link removed - No longer exists) is available (in PDF.)