The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program operates from March 1 to April 30. Volunteers will complete simple tax returns, free of charge, for low-income clients. Income limits: individual $30,000; couple/family $40,000 for two, plus $2,500 for each additional dependent. Couples are expected to provide complete tax information for both spouses.
The program does not serve clients with employment expenses, self-employment income, rental property income, or capital gains. Interest income must be less than $1,000.
Two options are available:
• Tax Clinics (taxes completed while you wait):
Sechelt Community Resource Centre, 5520 Trail Ave., Fridays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments: 604-229-2337.
Sechelt Home Care Office, 5630 Inlet Ave., Mondays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments: 604-741-0726.
Sechelt Public Library, 5604 Trail Ave., Tuesdays noon to 5 p.m. Appointments: 604-885-3260.
Madeira Park Community School, 5012 Gonzales Road, Tuesdays 9 a.m. to noon. Appointments: 604-741-5132.
Pender Harbour Health Centre, 5056 Francis Peninsula Road, Wednesdays 9 a.m. to noon. Appointments: 604-741-5132.
Gibsons Calvary Baptist Church, 711 Park Road, Thursdays, 10 p.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments: 604-886-2611.
Gibsons Public Library, 470 South Fletcher Road, Fridays noon to 5 p.m. Appointments: 604-886-2130.
• Drop off your tax information and pick up completed tax returns:
Gibsons Public Library, 470 South Fletcher Road during library hours.
Sechelt Home Care Office, 5630 Inlet Ave., Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The program is sponsored by the Canada Revenue Agency and Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.
For more information, contact Louis Legal at 604-886-1995.