Thursday, 8 January 2009

Possible tax break In Canada

Has anyone successfully used it?

One of the (many) things that I deplore when I read what is written about Conductive Education is to see it spoken of in terms of ’exercises’.

Still, if you’ve got it, maybe you can use it.

Following yesterday’s item on the successful appeal against the Canadian tax authorities, the indefatigable Jerzy Mazlanka had written to tell me about an interesting and unusual tax allowance, applying across Canada over the last two years.

Don’t forget the small print contained in the Finance Department's ‘Backgrounder‘ on this.

Has anyone used this break successfully over the nearly two years that it has been in force, to defray at least some of the cost of CE in a country where much of what is available has to be purchased privately? The break provides a non-refundable tax credit of up to Can$500 but, if there is not too much trouble involved in applying, then every little helps.
There is an interesting case for support to be made here. One could even judiciously utilise in justification some of those things that I deplore. Try searching for "conductive education" + "exercises"

Reference

Department of Finance Canada (2006) Canada's new government establishes program eligibility for the children's fitness tax credit, December 19
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n06/06-084-eng.asp

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