This Disability Tax Credit Promoters Restrictions ActÂ Â summary
This enactment restricts the amount of fees that can be charged or accepted by persons who, on behalf of a person with a disability, request a determination of disability tax credit eligibility under the Income Tax Act. It establishes a prohibition against charging or accepting more than an established maximum fee and establishes offences and penalties for failure to comply.
The Act was passed,Â given royal consent, however,Â Â it seems to have never been made law.Â If you read the bill it looks like it would be easy to enforce,Â however in the summary you read:
“…an established maximum fee and establishes offences and penalties for failure to comply…”
The problem isÂ the Act never defines maximum fees or the penalties for them. Â The other issue is thatÂ the act has never “come into force”.Â I guess itÂ is dead, which is unfortunate.Â A maximum charge and penalties areÂ needed.
While I have always said you should Do It Yourself, I also realize some folks will need help.Â These firms must stop gouging their customers.
Who Should You Contact About This?
If you want to voice your concerns about theÂ Disability Tax Credit Promoters Restrictions Act, contact the sponsor of the billÂ Cheryl Gallant (Renfrewâ€”Nipissingâ€”Pembroke)Â , she would like to hear from you as well. I have been in conversation with Ms. Gallant.