Disability insurance receipts will be free of Canadian income tax only if an employee has paid the insurance premiums personally, or if the premiums for all employees were paid by the employer, and included as a taxable benefit of each employee. If the employer pays the premiums and they are not treated as a taxable benefit for all employees, then any disability insurance benefits will be taxable to the individual recipient.
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