"So many dreams at first seem impossible. And then they seem improbable. And then when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."
~ Christopher Reeve

Monday, April 8, 2013

Tax Time Tips

Realizing this might be a wee bit late for some (such as those who do a much better job of getting their act together than I), but hoping it will fall in the category of better later than never (as opposed to "too little, too late"), I offer you some tips for that most favourite time of the year ... Income Tax time!

First up: Tax Planning and the Disability Tax Credit
(And just as an aside, if you're not familiar with the DTC, you have some serious reading to do - just follow that last link and scroll down past this post.)

Secondly: The new Family Caregiver Amount Credit
(Not to be confused with the Caregiver Amount Credit - both of which can be claimed in the right circumstances)

And Third: Isn't it frustrating when you KNOW something to be so, know you've read it before but you just can't seem to find the proof? And even more frustrating when it's a tax question that you take to the CRA, only to be told that "No, you're wrong, you can't do that", when you KNOW darn well you can?

Well, that was my story until this past weekend when I finally came across the proof I was looking for (ironically, by following a link on this very blawg). All this to say...

Yes, Victoria, you can claim the cost of your child's private LD school tuition (and room and board, if applicable) if your child has the DTC. (Scroll 3/4 of the way down this page and look at No. 8 "Fees for Specialized Camps (Summer and Winter) and Specialized Schools").

There you go - run along and have some fun now.

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