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Need help doing your taxes? Get them done for you, for free!

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Surrey: Tax time is coming, and it’s important that you do your taxes to keep getting the benefits and credits you’re eligible for. If you have a modest income and a simple tax situation, volunteers from the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) can do your taxes for you, for free!

The CVITP has free tax preparation clinics all across Canada, run by organizations and volunteers in your community. Tax clinics are open from mid-February to the end of April, with some even open year-round. You can also find a tax clinic with the free MyCRA web app when you select “Help with my taxes”.

We can help you

 Tax help through the CVITP is available to anyone with a modest income and a simple tax situation. Last year, over 2,500 community organizations and more than 16,000 volunteers filed over 765,000 returns for Canadians.

Program volunteers do not file tax returns for those with complex tax situations, such as:

  • individuals filing returns for deceased persons
  • individuals filing for bankruptcy
  • self-employed individuals
  • individuals reporting capital gains or losses
  • individuals reporting employment expenses
  • individuals reporting business or rental income and expenses

To determine if you are eligible for this service call the CRA toll free at 1-888-805-6662, or visit canada.ca/taxes-help.

Taxpayers are reminded to bring all of their 2017 slips and receipts and a copy of their 2016 tax return and Notice of Assessment. For a complete listing of locations, time and dates for the Surrey area, visit canada.ca/taxes-help.

 

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