Help available for tax returns

Canada Revenue Agency joins forces with community organizations

Need help with your taxes? The Canada Revenue Agency says there are many community organizations willing to lend a hand as the tax return deadline approaches.

Each year, through its Community Volunteer Income Tax program, the CRA links with community organizations to train volunteers to complete basic tax returns.

The community organizations hold tax-preparation clinics where the volunteers donate their time to help people with simple-tax filing situations complete their income tax and benefit returns, free of charge.

“We encourage people who need help with their tax returns to use the volunteer program,” says Zubie Vuurens, CRA’s regional community volunteer income tax program co-ordinator.

“The service is free and it’s important to file a tax return to make sure you receive all the government benefits and credits you’re entitled to.”

Last year, in British Columbia and the Yukon, 2,513 volunteers helped prepare 99,067 income tax returns.

To determine if you are eligible for this service call the CRA toll free at 1-800-959-8281, or visit www.cra.gc.ca/volunteer, for a complete listing of volunteer tax preparation clinic locations.

 

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