INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE
As this service is run as a partnership with the CRA-Community Income Tax Program, Saanich Volunteer Society and Saanich Recreation, we thought this might be of interest to you.
Canada Revenue Agency works in partnership with several organizations to provide free tax clinics through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. This program is available to those of us with modest incomes and a simple tax situation. (A modest income is suggested to be $35,000 for 1 person or $45,000 for 2 persons.)
If you or anyone you know would benefit from this service, it is available through several community and recreation centres including Cedar Hill Rec Centre, Monterey Centre, and James Bay Community Centre.
In Saanich the service is available at Cedar Hill Rec Centre until April 29th on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday afternoons and also Thursday evening. You can book an appointment at 250-595-8008. This service is run as a partnership with the CRA – Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, Saanich Volunteers Society and Saanich Recreation.
If you live in the Cordova Bay area and would have difficulty getting to an outside centre, Fiona Millard is willing to visit your home to assist you with your taxes through this program. Please call her at 250-721-1971. Fiona volunteers for this service through Saanich Volunteers and Monterey Centre. She would appreciate you having the previous year’s tax return (for 2017) on hand for reference.
In order to be eligible for this service, a simple tax situation includes income from employment, pension, RRSP, RRIF, dividends, interest under $1000, disability and social assistance benefits. However, no self-employed income, rental income, or capital gains and losses from sale of shares. More information on this program is available on CRA’s web-site.