Lower-income individuals in Port Hardy will have the opportunity to have their tax returns filed for free.
Chan Nowosad Boates Inc. will be preparing tax returns for low-income individuals at no charge free on April 19 and April 20 at the Civic Centre. No appointment is required.
According to the District of Port Hardy’s website, the service is only available to individuals who earn $15,000 or less, seniors who earn $25,000 or less, and for couples who earn a combined $45,000 or less and do not have “complex” returns such as investments, business incomes, or fishing income.
Those who are interested must bring their Social Insurance Number, any tax slips they may have received such as a T4. Individuals should also bring any donation receipts or significant medical receipts for which reimbursement was not received.
Once tax returns have been completed and processed, individuals will be required to sign their tax return via e-mail. For those who don’t have an e-mail, individuals will be required to come to the District of Port Hardy’s office and sign their documents.
COVID-19 measures will be in place and masks will be required at all times. Individuals not comfortable attending in person can submit their information via e-mail to [email protected].
Individuals who do not file a tax return are not eligible to receive GST credits, BC Low Income Climate Action Plan credits, OAS Guaranteed Income Supplements or Canada Child Benefits, the district’s website notes.
The drop-in free tax clinic runs from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on April 19 and April 20 at the Civic Centre, 7400 Columbia Street.
For more information visit the district’s website.