VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX PROGRAM

 
 
 
To find out if you are eligible for our 2023 Income Tax Clinic, please check back on February 15, 2023. 
 
 

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 $55,000 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
 
 

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 US Social Security income)
  • are non-residents
 
 

Income Tax Clinics Locations:

 

BNH South House

4460 Beresford Street
Burnaby, BC V5H 0B8

Tel: 604-431-0400

 

 
 

BNH North House

4908 Hastings Street

Burnaby, BC V5B 1P6

Tel: 604-294-5444

 

 

Burnaby Community Services

2055 Rosser Ave,

Burnaby, BC V5C 0H1

(Rosser Ave. and Lougheed Hwy.)

Tel: 604-299-5778

 

 
 
 

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