COVID-19: Tax Services

To Tax AID Clients:

Due to the COVID-19 virus, Disability Alliance BC will be closed until the end of the month. If your appointment is in March, we will still operate remote services in limited capacities through email or Zoho meeting. Please send your tax slips/photo ID via  taxaid@disabilityalliancebc.org before your existing appointment. We will process your tax return and send you a tax summary before submitting it to CRA.

If you are new to Tax AID and do not have an existing appointment, please wait until April 1. We will be able to book new appointments at that time. During this challenging time, we will try to minimize disruptions, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have an urgent tax situation, please send an email to Myung Lee, Tax AID Program Manager myung@disabilityalliancebc.org Thank you for your patience.

Tax AID Program Team

Tax consultations and on-site services at City Centre Library (Surrey)

Income tax filing services poster

Tax AID DABC is holding income tax consultations and on-site services at the City Centre Library in Surrey every Tuesday from Feb 25th – April 28th.

To register, please email taxaid@disabilityalliancebc.org or call 236-477-1717.

Disability Tax Credit services are also available Feb 25, March 24, April 7 and April 21. To register for DTC assistance, please call 604-872-1278 or email rdsp@disabilityalliancebc.org.

Tax AID DABC: Book an appointment

Need help filing your income taxes? Tax AID DABC’s online booking system for our Vancouver office is up and running at this link: http://disabilityalliancebc.org/direct-service/file-income-taxes/tax-appointment/

Please reserve your spot in advance.

Appointments can also be made via our dedicated Tax AID DABC phone line: 236- 477-1717 & 1-877-940-7797 (Toll-free)

For services in Maple Ridge and Surrey, or with our partner locations across BC: https://taxaiddabc.org/contact-us-2/

One-to-One Tax Filing Services at VPL

Do you, or a member of your family, receive disability benefits? Do you need support in filing taxes? Sign up for a free, one-on-one, hour-long consultation on either March 21st (at the Strathcona VPL Branch) or April 4th (at the Carnegie Branch).

You can get help filing your outstanding taxes, discuss options for dealing with tax debt, and learn strategies for communicating with the Canada Revenue Agency.

To register, please contact Tax Aid DABC at 236.477.1717 or taxaid@disabilityalliancebc.org.

Link: https://bit.ly/2Ov5we9

Income Tax Consultations and Services at Maple Ridge Library

This Thursday, September 19th our Tax AID Team begins new partnership with Maple Ridge Library (130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge).

We will be offering income tax consultation and on-site services for people receiving disability benefits (PWD, CPPD and Disability Tax Credit recipients whose income is less than $35,000/year) on the following dates: Thursdays, Sept 19, Oct 17 & Nov 21, 2019, from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Tax AID specializes in filing taxes for clients who have multiple years to taxes to file.

For an appointment, please contact 236-477-1717 or email taxaid@disabilityalliancebc.org.

Step-By-Step DIY Taxes Webinar: July 16th

Are you a person with disabilities living in BC who would like to know more about how to do taxes on your own?
Then our Step-By-Step DIY Taxes webinar is for you! Please join us on July 16th for our next webinar.

This workshop is co-hosted by four organizations: including Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society, Together Against Poverty Society, Active Support Against Poverty Society and Disability Alliance BC.

For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/step-by-step-taxes-diy-webinar-july-16-2019-registration-63595345390.

Tax AID DABC’s partnership with Community Living Society (CLS) was a great success!


L-R: Ross Chilton, Chief Executive Officer of CLS, Myung Lee, Tax AID DABC’s Program Manager and Munira Vahanvaty, CLS’ Senior Administrative Assistant who coordinated the on-site services.

Disability Alliance BC (DABC)’s Tax AID DABC program and Community Living Society (CLS) formed a new partnership for the 2019 tax season.

CLS supports individuals with developmental disabilities or acquired brain injuries to live meaningful lives as full citizens.

The Tax AID program provided on-site tax filing services for CLS’s clients with disabilities, every Thursday from February 26 to April 25 at CLS’s headquarters in New Westminster.

Webinar: Step By Step Taxes DIY for People with Disabilities

Are you a person with disabilities living in BC who would like to know more about how to file taxes on your own?

Then please join us on March 13th for a free webinar co-hosted by the four organization that comprise the Tax AID team: Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society, Together Against Poverty Society, Active Support Against Poverty Society and Disability Alliance BC.

Registration is required.

For more information and to register:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/step-by-step-taxes-diy-do-it-yourself-webinar-registration-56141549887?aff=ebapi

Free workshop: Tax Benefits for People with Disabilities and Their Families

Are you a person with disabilities, or a family member supporting a person with disabilities? Would you like to know more about the tax credits and deductions available to people with disabilities?

This free workshop is for you! Please join us. Registration required.

With support from Canada Revenue Agency’s Liaison Officer Services Team, Disability Alliance BC’s Tax AID team offers an exciting workshop on March 4th!

During the seminar, the Outreach Officer will cover:

  • Canada Caregiver Credit
  • Disability Tax Credit (DTC)
  • Medical Expenses
  • Child Disability Benefit
  • Attendant Care (as medical expenses) vs DTC
  • Disability Support Deduction

For more info and to register: https://tinyurl.com/y2qhezyj

2018 tax return starts on Tue, Feb 19

Dear Tax AID clients,

Our tax 2018 return will be starting from Feb 19 as Efile will be available from Feb 18 (please find the announcement from the CRA):

The EFILE program is now closed for the electronic filing of your clients’ initial and amended T1 personal income tax and benefit returns. EFILE and ReFILE services will re-open on Monday, February 18, 2019.

Please call us for your appointment

In person: Vancouver Disability Alliance BC (204-456 W. Broadway, Vancouver)

  • MON, TUES, THURS and FRI: 2018 and 2017 year return only
  • WED: multiple years up to 10 years (2009-2018)
DatesReturn yearsAppointment slot
MON, TUES, THURS
and FRI
2018 and 2017 year
return
9:30am
10:30am
11:30am
(12:30pm-1:30pm
lunch time)
1:30pm
2:30pm
3:30pm
WEDmultiple years up to 10 years (2009-2018) 9:30am
11:30am
(12:30pm-1:30pm
lunch time)

1:30pm
3:00pm

In person: Surrey City Centre Library (10350 University Dr, Surrey): TUES only

DateReturn yearsAppointment slot
TUESmultiple years up to 10 years (2009-2018) 9:30am (2017 & 2018)
10:30am
(2017 & 2018)
11:30am
(2017 & 2018)
(12:30pm-1:30pm
lunch time)

1:30pm
3:00pm
4:30pm

This in-person service is available to people receiving Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers to Employment (PPMB)benefits in BC who require assistance filing their tax returns. Please call or email us to access our services if you need services by email or mail: file multiple years up to 10 years (2009-2018)