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    Default disabilty tax credit

    I am confused trying to do the taxes. Can my DD be claimed as an eligible dependent? Where do you put in that she is eligible for disability tax credit?
    This is our first year doing this and I am SO confused!!

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    Not sure I'm following you completely but you can only claim a child as an “eligible dependent“ for the equivalent to spouse amount if your not married or common law.

    Either one of you can claim the children under the “child under 18“ amount (the specific name eludes me ... it's long and silly ) but this is just over $2100 ish per child and a non refundable credit.

    You can transfer the disability tax credit from your child to yourself or your husband (if applicable) in the section that relates to the other non-refundable credits. Every software program does it differently but you should see the line pop up a bit before the tuition transfers etc. Technically the disability credit is your daughters .... but your allowed to transfer it to you / partner IF your daughter doesn't need it for her own taxes (which she won't if she's young).

    Let me know if that answered the questions or ask away any more!

    thanks

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    You claim it on line 318 Disability from dependant. (I get DTC also)

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    thanks hockeymomof3

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    one more question...does it matter if me or my partner transfers the DTC?

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    Either one of you can claim it ... but it usually makes the best sense for the person with the higher income to claim. Sometimes there are exceptions - so try it both ways but generally it's best to give to the higher income person.

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    yay!! ok...my partner will transfer it then.It does nothing for my taxes since I am at home.
    Thanks

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