Our Tax Clinic is closed for 2022!

You can find another tax clinic in your area here

Criteria of Eligibility:

    • Single individual with an income of $40,000 or less per year
    • Single parent with an income of $45,000 or less per year
    • A couple with an income of $50,000 or less per year
    • For each dependent/child, add $3,000 per child
    • You must be a Member of Burnaby Neighbourhood House (BNH) and a Burnaby resident

Income Tax Brochure
BNH offers an income tax clinics for BURNABY residents with moderate incomes & simple tax situations. Anyone interested in having their taxes done by volunteers can book online.

To file income tax returns for each member of the household who is required to file a tax return:

  • bring all tax slips, documents and receipts mentioned above
  • all family members are encouraged to file together, as it makes it easier and lessens the amount of data needed to be entered (appointments are 30 minutes for each file)
  • families with dependents under 19 who have taxable income will need to bring their T4 slips
  • families claiming childcare expenses must have the receipts for payments (if the service was provided by an individual, they must have name, address and social insurance number of that individual)
  • students who have paid tuition fees during the tax year will need to bring a copy of form T2202A – Tuition, Education, and Textbook Amounts Certificate

Questions & Answers

Who is providing this service?

The clinic is run by volunteers with limited knowledge of taxation and some experience in filing simple personal income tax returns.

Is there a fee for this service?

All tax services are free of charge, but you must be a member of the BNH. Individual $5 Family $10 (cash or cheque only). Tax receipts are issued for donations greater than $15.

Do I need to file a tax return?

All Canadian citizens and permanent residents (including people residing legally in Canada) age 19 and over (with income or no income) have to file a Canadian income tax return for each tax year in order to:

  • Pay the accurate amount of income tax owed or get back some of the income tax deducted
  • Claim certain benefits, such as the GST/HST Credit, Child Tax Benefit, Universal Childcare Subsidy, or Guaranteed Income Supplement under the Old Age Security Program

The following is a list of some of the slips you may have received: 

  • T5007 -Statement of Social Assistance payments or Disability Benefits
  • T4 -Statement of Remuneration Paid
  • T4A -Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity, and Other Income
  • T4A(OAS) -Statement of Old Age Security
  • T4A(P) -Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits
  • T4E -Statement of Employment Insurance and Other Benefits
  • T4RSP -Statement of RRSP Income
  • RC62 -Universal Child Care Benefit statement

What kind of income tax we do not file?

We do not do income tax returns for individuals who:

  • are self-employed
  • have claimed bankruptcy
  • are deceased
  • have capital gains or losses (stock/mutual fund investments; no interest income over $1,000)
  • claim employment expenses
  • have business or rental income and expenses
  • have foreign income or assets (we can do foreign pensions and US Social Security income though)
  • are non-residents

Income Tax Clinics Locations:

BNH South House

4460 Beresford Street
Burnaby, BC V5H 0B8

Tel: 604-431-0400

Burnaby Community Services

2055 Rosser Ave,

Burnaby, BC V5C 0H1

(Rosser Ave. and Lougheed Hwy.)

Tel: 604-299-5778


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