CPP Disability Advisory Committee (Ongoing)

Dr. Karen Cohen (CPA CEO) co-Chairs the Disability Advisory Committee (DAC), having been appointed by Canada’s Minister of Revenue at the end of 2017 through 2019, and renewed through 2021.  Its mandate is to advise the Minister of National Revenue and the Commissioner of the CRA on the administration and interpretation of policy and programs related to disability tax measures.  In the fall of 2020, the DAC has undertaken a series of focus groups with health providers on the committee’s 2019 recommendations on changes to disability tax procedures and legislation. It is also in the process of finalizing its 2020 report. The 2021 federal government budget set aside $376 million over 5 years to update the list of mental functions that is used for the assessment of the Disability Tax Credit.