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Disability Tax: The Budget’s Quiet Little Secret

Published on 25/05/2005

This commentary discusses the recommendations of the Technical Advisory Committee on Tax Measures for Persons with Disabilities and the subsequent adoption, in the 2005 federal Budget, of virtually all of the proposals.  The measures rarely get any media attention despite the fact that the improvements will help reduce costs, primarily through the disability tax credit and the medical expense tax credit, for the estimated 12 percent of Canadians with some form of disability.  In addition, a new disability supports deduction will now allow claims for the costs of equipment and services required for education or employment.

ISBN – 1-55382-134-3

Summary

This commentary discusses the recommendations of the Technical Advisory Committee on Tax Measures for Persons with Disabilities and the subsequent adoption, in the 2005 federal Budget, of virtually all of the proposals.

Topic(s)

Disability, Government spending and tax