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A simple way to improve the disability tax credit
Published on 01/02/2018
Watch Maytree Fellow Michael Mendelson speaking at the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. He tells the committee how a simple change can make the disability tax credit much more effective: by switching the disability tax credit from a non-refundable to a refundable benefit. Under the current system, the poorest people with a disability are unable to claim the credit as they do not pay enough tax to claim it back. Simply switching it to a refundable tax credit will ensure that those on the lowest incomes also benefit.