INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM THE CANADA REVENUE AGENCY
FORM T2201: DISABILITY TAX CREDIT CERTIFICATE
We need your feedback.
Last year, the Canada Revenue Agency held in-person and online consultations regarding the disability tax credit (DTC) program. Based on comments received, we revised Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate, and created a new Information Sheet T2201-1. We are now seeking your feedback on the changes made, and how we can continue to make improvements. You have until February 29, 2016 to provide your comments or suggestions.
Revised Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/t2201)
– The form was shortened from 12 to six pages.
– Part A of the form
-> Divided Part A into 4 sections
-> Shortened existing Section 2, ‘Information about the person claiming the disability amount’
-> Added a new Section 3 that enables the taxpayer to request an adjustment to their income tax returns if they are found eligible for the DTC
-> Added a disclaimer on how an individual’s personal information may be used
– Part B of the form
-> Added more space for medical information under ‘Life-Sustaining Therapy’ and ‘Effects of impairment’
-> Added who can certify the form under each category of impairment
-> Removed examples under each category
-> Removed the chart identifying the basic activities of daily living and the medical practitioners who can certify the form
Created Information Sheet T2201-1, Disability Tax Credit Certificate (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/t2201-1/README.html)
– Contains the instructions, definitions, self-assessment questionnaire, and the examples for each category of impairment
– As of January 2016, this information will be incorporated in the Guide RC4064, Disability Related Information, in order to regroup all the information related to persons with disabilities.
We have also made an important improvement in the application process since medical practitioners now have 45 days instead of 30 days to provide additional medical information when requested.
We look forward to working with you and your organization. If you have any questions about the content of this email or wish to provide feedback on our changes, please contact us at DTCCOMCIPHG@cra-arc.gc.ca.
Disability Programs Section
Canada Revenue Agency