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Disability Tax Credit Clarifications

In an April 3, 2019 Tax Court of Canada case, at issue was whether the impact of an individual’s mental impairment entitled her to the disability tax credit (DTC). There are three main criteria taxpayers must meet to qualify, do you know them?

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Special Work Site Allowances

CRA recently discussed the criteria for tax-exempt allowances for board and lodging received for periods an employee was working at a special work site. Does this affect you?

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Shared Custody of a Child: The “Equal or Near Equal” Issue

Certain tax benefits, such as the Canada child benefit, the GST/HST rebate, and the recently implemented federal carbon tax incentive (where applicable) are normally paid entirely to the parent with whom the child primarily resides. Where the child resides with the parents on an equal or near equal basis, each parent is entitled to half of the credits/benefits which would be available if the child resided primarily with them. Do you know what your entitlement is?

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