Our Services

Annual Income Tax Clinic

DIVERSEcity Income Tax Clinic

Need help filing your income taxes? We have a free income tax clinic from March to April annually

Connect with a DIVERSEcity volunteer, trained by the Canada Revenue Agency, between March 11 and April 16, 2024, to help you prepare and file your tax return.

Dates and locations are as follows:

DIVERSEcity Newton Town Centre Campus
#1107 – 7330 137 Street, Surrey, BC
Surrey Libraries
City Centre Branch
10350 University Drive, Surrey, BC
Surrey Libraries
Guildford Branch
15105 105 Avenue
Surrey, BC
Surrey Libraries Strawberry Hill Branch
7399 122 Street
Surrey, BC
Mondays & Tuesdays
1–4 pm
March 11 – April 9, 2024
(no clinic on April 1)
10 am – 2 pm
March 20, 27 & April 3 & 10, 2024
10 am – 2 pm
March 14, 21 & 28, 2024
10 am – 2 pm
April 16, 2024

Book your appointment here:


Who’s eligible?

Residents of Canada for tax purposes (living in Surrey, Langley, Delta and White Rock) with a modest family income of $35,000 for one person, to $52,500 for more than five people.

+ Investment income less than $1,000. No business or rental income, self-employment income, capital gains or losses, bankruptcy or deceased person filings.

What you’ll need for your appointment

• Government-issued photo ID (mandatory)
• Social insurance number (mandatory for adults)
• Notice of assessment from previous year if applicable
• 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 a tax return at home

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 your 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 for you to file your income tax return using 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. 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.


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