FAQ: Who falls under the disabled persons category for tax purposes?

The term “disability” refers to a moderate to severe limitation of a person’s ability to function or perform daily activities as a result of a physical, sensory, communication, intellectual or mental impairment. The limitation must have lasted or must have a prognosis of lasting more than a year and must have been diagnosed by a duly registered medical practitioner. For tax purposes, this diagnosis must be made on an ITR-DD form, available online.

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