Income tax assistance available

Canada Revenue Agency through its Community Volunteer Income Tax Program trains volunteers to help people

Once again the annual ritual of preparing our income taxes for Revenue Canada is upon us.

Over the years, this task has become increasingly complicated and the Canada Revenue Agency through its Community Volunteer Income Tax Program trains volunteers to help people who are not able to prepare their income tax and benefit returns by themselves. In Campbell River several community organizations prepare tax returns through the program and the Salvation Army has two locations available in Campbell River by drop-in or appointment.

This service is available to individuals whose total income is $25,000 or below and families with a total income of $35,000 or below. The volunteers cannot prepare returns for deceased persons; individuals who file for bankruptcy; self-employed individuals; individuals who report capital gains or losses; or individuals who report employment expenses, or business or rental income and expenses. Volunteers are available Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army Lighthouse Centre, 1381 Cedar Street by drop-in only, or by appointment Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Ocean Crest Community Church, 291 McLean Street.

Call 250-287-3720 for more information or to make an appointment.