Disability Tax Credit applications probed

Should you give a portion of disability tax credit owing to you to a company that assists you in completing forms?


Both the National Benefit Authority in Toronto and J & J Canadian Grants in Winnipeg are under investigation, according to reports from CBC

9 Feb 2011:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2011/02/09/disability-tax-credit-revenue-agency-claims.html

4 Feb 2011:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2011/02/04/winnipeg-tax-probe-020411.html

11 Jan 2011:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2011/01/10/cra-national-benefit-authority.html

and the Toronto Star

9 Feb 2011:
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/936045--company-cashes-in-on-tax-relief-for-disabled?bn=1

At issue apparently is whether the claims made were valid - and that is something that will wend it's way through the system.


The other issue to consider is whether it is appropriate that a company charge a percentage of funds received as payment when the information is available free from the government.

Official Disability Tax Credit Application and Information:
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/t2201/t2201-10e.pdf

Need help figuring it all out?

You may want to consider paying the hourly rate of an accountant or financial advisor instead - it will be much, much cheaper.

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Make Sure You Know What You Paid For
by: Anonymous

I did some researches about the middlenmen's fee structure for helping their clients to apply for the disability tax credit. From what I found, some of them are not only charging a fixed application fee, but also in percentage of whatever the disabled person received from the CRA.

I recently just blog about this topic as well:
http://samuelconsultant.com/disability-tax-credit-fees/

Hope this would be useful to all of you.

Samuel Li

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