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Nurse practitioners can now certify the Disability Tax Credit Certificate

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 of Canada 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.

The DTC 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. Individuals who are eligible for the credit in 2017 may be able to claim up to $8,001 on their tax return. Individuals under the age of 18 can claim a supplement to a maximum of $4,667.