The Disability Tax Credit has Improved its Application Form

The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is the gateway to the Registered Disability Savings Plan. If you have not applied for the DTC before, or you need to re-apply, you will see that the application form has changed. Good news!...

A Thank You to Minister Flaherty

Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) expresses our sincere and deep appreciation to Jim Flaherty for his enduring efforts as Finance Minister to launch and advance the world’s only Registered Disability Savings Plan. Over 12 years ago, PLAN secured funding...

PERSONAL FINANCE: It’s time to take advantage of the disability savings plan—Julie Shea—thespec.com

I love free money, especially when it is the government’s money. That is why I was surprised to discover that I was unaware of a program that could possibly provide up to $90,000 in free money to eligible candidates....

BC Confirms RDSPs will Not Affect Disability Income

On January 30, 2013, the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) in British Columbia clarified how payments out of an RDSP will be treated. All provinces and territories have stated that money held within an RDSP will not affect disability...

Pleasant surprises in 2011 tax year—Calgary Herald

It’s the time of year that’s dreaded by Canadians who know they’re going to owe money to the federal government and eagerly anticipated by employees who can’t wait to get their hands on sizable refund cheques: tax season. This...

‘Tis this season to maximize deductions— Winnipeg Free Press

As another tumultuous year draws to a close, let’s try to save you some tax money for 2011. Dec. 31 is the deadline for deductible business expenses, which mostly relates to commission salespeople and to business owners. Corporate tax...

RDSP Reforms Become Law

Several reforms important to people with disabilities became law in mid-December when Bill C-47 (the last of the budget Bills) was passed by the Senate and given Royal Assent. In his budget, Finance Minister Flaherty announced carry forward provisions...

site migration in the next couple weeks

I’ve been asked to let you know that PLAN is migrating the blog onto a redesigned www.rdsp.com at some point in the next couple of weeks.  Our technology experts are working hard to make this migration seamless but want...

HRSDC seeks participants for a discussion in Vancouver (September 1st)

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada is holding two discussion groups about communication materials the government is developing that will provide information about services for eligible Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) applicants. They are seeking parents and legal guardians...

Free RDSP Information Sessions – BC, Alberta, Ontario

We are continuing to find that many people still haven’t heard about the RDSP, aren’t aware of the benefits (EVEN IF THEY CAN’T CONTRIBUTE!), or don’t know how it works or how to set one up. With a number...