Canada is months away from tax season, but the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is already seeking volunteers for its income tax program.
In a news release, the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) identified an immediate need for organizations to host free tax-help clinics and volunteers to complete tax returns for those in need across New Brunswick.
Those eligible to have their income tax returns completed for them include low-income families and people with disabilities.
“Filing your tax return is so important, even if there is no previous income from the previous year or if your tax exempted, it is necessary to access benefits and credits someone is entitled to,” said spokesperson Natasha Brewer.
The benefits and credits include:
- Canada Child Benefit
- Workers Benefit
- GST/HST Credit
- Disability Tax Credit
- Home Buyers’ Plan
Organizations and volunteers will receive training, free tax preparation software, reference materials and a toll-free telephone helpline.
Last year, the CVITP helped 23,000 New Brunswickers receive nearly $55.3 million in tax refunds, credits, and benefits entitlements
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