Canada: One-time, tax-free payment for individuals with disabilities (COVID-19)

Canada: One-time, tax-free payment

The Department of Finance announced additional relief for Canadians with disabilities, in an effort to help offset cost increases due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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Individuals with a valid disabilities tax credit certificate as of 1 June 2020 will automatically receive a one-time, tax-free payment of up to $600* to help offset any cost increases due to COVID-19. It is not clear when there will be legislation to allow the government to facilitate this one-time payment.

*$=Canadian dollar

Read a June 2020 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Canada

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