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How do I transfer a disability amount from my child who is under 18?

To transfer your child’s unused disability amount to your return, add the Disability Amount Transferred From a Dependant section and enter your child’s unused federal and provincial/territorial amounts. You can find the unused amounts by switching to your child’s return and navigating to the Disability Amount section. See this article for more information.

To transfer your child’s unused disability amount to your return, add the Your Children section to your return and indicate that you will transfer this child’s unused disability amount to your return.

Indicate that your child qualifies for the disability amount and that you will transfer their unused amount to your return.

If your child doesn’t file a tax return, we can calculate the amount they have available for transfer without having to navigate away from your return. Once you have finished entering all information for your child, click Calculate, review the warning box, and we’ll add the amount they have available for transfer to your return.

If your child must file a return, you can find the unused amounts by switching to your child’s return and navigating to the Disability Amount section. You should only do this once your child’s return is complete. Learn more.

To transfer your child’s unused disability amount to your return, add the Your Dependants section to your return and indicate that your child has an infirmity or disability.

Under the Disability, infirmity, and caregiver amount heading, indicate that your child qualifies for the disability amount and that you will transfer their unused amount to your return.

If your child doesn’t file a tax return, we can calculate the amount they have available for transfer without having to navigate away from your return. Once you have finished entering all information for your child, click Calculate, review the warning box, and we’ll add the amount they have available for transfer to your return.

If your child must file a return, you can find the unused amounts by switching to your child’s return and navigating to the Disability Amount section. You should only do this once your child’s return is complete. Learn more.