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Annual Income Tax Clinic

Annual Income Tax Clinic

Need help filing your income taxes? We have a free income tax clinic from March 1 to April 30, 2021

Get help with filing your annual income taxes. Connect virtually with a DIVERSEcity volunteer, trained by the Canada Revenue Agency, to help you prepare and file your tax return.

Morning, afternoon and evening appointments (except Sundays and holidays) are available via Zoom.

Who’s eligible?

Residents of Canada for tax purposes (living in Surrey, Langley, Delta and White Rock) with a total family income of:
• One individual: $35,000 or less
• Two individuals: $45,000 or less
+$ 2,500 for each additional person (up to $52,500)

Note: We are unable to file for individuals who have business or rental income and expenses, capital gains or losses, filed for bankruptcy, are self-employed or filing for a deceased person.

Register for the Income Tax Clinic

To register, please call Anu or Valda at 604-597-0205 or email volunteer@dcrs.ca.

To register, you must also be able to participate in a Zoom call. Please bring your own interpreter if needed.

What you’ll need for your appointment

• Government-issued photo ID (mandatory)
• Social insurance number (mandatory for adults)
• Medical and disability receipts (if relevant)
• Plus, any forms that apply to you:

  • T4, Statement of Remuneration Paid
  • T4A, Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity and other Income
  • T5, Statement of Investment Income
  • T5007, Statement of Benefits
  • T4E, Statement of Employment Insurance
  • T4A(P), Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits
  • T4A(OAS), Statement of Old Age Security
  • T4RSP, Statement of RRSP Income
  • T2202A, Tuition, Education and Textbook Amounts
  • T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate

If you have any other questions about the tax clinics or resources to help you file your taxes,  please email volunteer@dcrs.ca.

Resources for filing tax

NETFILE: If you can access a computer, you can file online using CRA certified tax-filing software. There are a variety of software products to meet their needs, some of which are free! See here for the list of free and pay-as-you-can software options.

File my Return: File my Return is a free, secure, and easy to use telephone service for eligible people with low income or a fixed income whose situations remain unchanged from year to year. Those who are eligible have received an invitation letter in the mail or in their T1 income tax and benefit package. The service makes it easy and lets you file your income tax and benefit through an automated phone service.

Paper filing: You can still file your income tax return on paper. If you filed on paper last year and your address information with the CRA was up-to-date, you should have received your paper tax package in the mail by February 17, 2020. You can view, download and order forms at canada.ca/taxes-general-package or call the CRA at 1-855-330-3305 to order a copy. If you need to order a package, please keep in mind that it may take 10 days for delivery.

Volunteer with the tax clinic in Surrey

Interested in getting some accounting experience in Canada? Are you a student looking for professional experience? Volunteer with the tax clinic and get trained by Canada Revenue Agency professionals! Contact volunteer@dcrs.ca.