It is important for parents to be aware that there are a number of responsibilities associated with receiving Autism Funding.
Parents should carefully read over the parental obligations specified in their Autism Agreement and request assistance if needed.
Parent’s responsibilities include:
- Using the funds for eligible expenses, and for no other purpose, during the term (start and end dates) identified in the invoice payment agreement.
- If the child is under age six, submitting a copy of the child’s Behavioural Plan of Intervention within 120 days of signing the invoice payment agreement.
- Determining any employer/employee relationships with service providers and related obligations.
- Paying employment related expenses including employee income tax, Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance and Workers Compensation Board premiums, and 4% vacation pay.
- Providing notification within 30 days of any changes in address, child’s care or custody, or any circumstances that may eliminate or reduce the need for assistance.
- Submitting a Reimbursement form to the Autism Funding Unit for payment within six months of the date of travel/training and/or date of equipment/supplies purchase. Reimbursement forms received after the 6 months will not be accepted.
- Additional responsibilities as noted in the invoice payment agreement.
The following list of resources may be of assistance in determining your tax obligations or obligations as an employer:
The Canada Revenue Agency has general information for individual income tax enquiries as well as specific information regarding people with disabilities (or call 1 800 959-8281).
It is advisable that you contact a tax professional for information specific to your individual situation.