MP Larry Miller Calls on Federal Government to Reverse Cancelation of Disability Tax Credit for Diabetics

October 23, 2017

MP Larry Miller Calls on Federal Government to Reverse Cancelation of Disability Tax Credit for Diabetics

 

Ottawa, ON – Larry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is calling on the Federal Government to reverse their decision to deny Canadians with diabetes’ applications for the Disability Tax Credit.

 

Mr. Miller recently learned that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has been denying diabetics’ applications for the Disability Tax Credit even when their doctors have certified that they are eligible under the law, resulting in them paying thousands more in taxes. Furthermore, diabetics also risk losing funds that they have already built up in their Registered Disability Savings Plans, because the CRA no longer considers them to be disabled.

 

The Disability Tax Credit reduces the tax burden for people with Type One Diabetes and others with disabilities. Those with Type One Diabetes have been eligible to receive this credit for the last ten years with the requirement that their doctor has certified that they required life sustaining therapy at least three times each week for a total of 14 hours, on average. The CRA is now denying applications from diabetics, even those that meet these requirements.

 

“After attacking farmers, small business owners, and employee discounts, I am extremely disappointed that the Government has now decided to raise taxes on diabetics,” said Miller. “This latest tax grab shows, once again, how out of touch this Government truly is. I am calling on the Minister of National Revenue and the Prime Minister to use some common sense and reverse this decision immediately.”

 

For more information on the Disability Tax Credit please visit; https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/segments/tax-credits-deductions-persons-disabilities/disability-tax-credit.html.

 

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