How do I get the disability tax credit to transfer from my Father to my tax return. I have already added him as a dependant and answered yes to the disability questions.

I am trying to transfer the disability tax credit to line 318 but the transfer is not going through even though I added my dad as a dependant and answered yes to the questions. It shows the max allowable transfer of $8001, but amount transfer as zero.  Some assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Good Evening Kirk, one way I know is to combine (meaning have both returns open at the same time) both returns, i.e. yours and your fathers and make sure his SIN is also entered in the dependent screen and also make sure both returns are not locked. There might be other way but this works for me.

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