You have until December 15, 2014 to participate.
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is committed to consulting with Canadians on The Disability Tax Credit Promoters Restrictions Act, and to seek feedback on how to simplify the disability tax credit application process and clarify the steps Canadians need to take to apply for the credit.
Message from the Minister
The Government of Canada is working toward building a stronger society that fully includes Canadians with disabilities. One of its primary goals is to work with the disabled community to make sure that persons with disabilities and the family members who support them are well-served by government programs.
People with disabilities have particular needs and challenges. The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that provides tax relief to eligible individuals and, in certain cases, to supporting family members to help them cope with these challenges.
While most people with disabilities are able to complete their DTC eligibility application by themselves, or with the help of a friend or a family member, some may seek the assistance of a third party. The new Disability Tax Credit Promoters Restrictions Act supports people with disabilities by protecting them from excessive fees that promoters might charge for their services. In this way, the Act will contribute to a fair marketplace.
To that end, the Government of Canada is seeking your input on the maximum fee to be allowed under the regulations and whether some promoters can or should be exempt from the reporting requirements. We are also looking for feedback on how the CRA can simplify the DTC application process and clarify the steps Canadians need to take to apply for the credit.
We are committed to working with and supporting persons with disabilities, and I encourage you to share your views with us. I look forward to receiving your feedback on this important program and legislation.
How can I participate?
Participation is voluntary. All information collected, used, or disclosed will be used for research purposes only and administered according to the requirements of the Privacy Act. The full name of participants will not be provided to the government or any third party.
You can participate online, by email or by mail. More info below.
Braille and MP3 formats are also available by request. For more information, call 1-800-959-8281 and ask for the online DTC consultation document.
Online – The CRA is conducting online consultations now until Monday December 15, 2014. If you are interested in participating in the online consultations and making your voice heard, go to: http://cra-arc.sondages-surveys.ca/s/DTC-Consultation-1-CIPH/?l=en
Email – You can email your comments in writing in either official language to: DTCPRACONSG@cra-arc.gc.ca
By mail – You can send your comments in writing in either official language to:
DTC Public Consultations
Director of Special Programs and Partnerships Division
Benefit Programs Directorate
Canada Revenue Agency
750 Heron Road, 4th Floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0L5