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Tax2000-Simcoe Woodstock Tillsonburg

Phone: 519-426-4570

Fax: 519-426-8053

Email: tax2000@kwic.com

2017 Budget Changes - Disability Tax Credit Certification

For many Canadians, nurse practitioners are the first and most frequent point of
contact with the health care system, but today, these professionals are not
allowed to certify application forms for individuals with impairments who are
applying for the Disability Tax Credit.
Budget 2017 proposes to add nurse practitioners to the list of medical
practitioners that can certify the impacts of impairments for Disability Tax Credit
applicants. The measure will apply to Disability Tax Credit certifications made on
or after Budget Day. This is an important step to improve access to the credit in
areas where, due to a shortage of medical doctors, nurse practitioners may be the primary care provider.

Source: https://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/docs/plan/budget-2017-en.pdf