DABC’s Tax AID program is seeking Volunteer Tax Preparers

Who We Are  Since 1977, Disability Alliance BC (DABC) has been a provincial, cross-disability voice in British Columbia. We champion issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities through our direct services, community partnerships, advocacy, research, and publications.  Our mission: to support people, with all disabilities, to live with dignity, independence, and as equal andContinue reading “DABC’s Tax AID program is seeking Volunteer Tax Preparers”

Free webinar: Irregular Income

If you’re self-employed, your tax filing deadline is June 15, 2022. On Tuesday, June 14th, join us for a webinar with Credit Counselling Society to learn how to manage hourly, seasonal, commission, contract and/or self-employed income. Where: ZoomWhen: Tuesday, June 14th from 11:30 am -12:30 pm Register in advance for this webinar:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AyXH6cmWSKGohKnpRF6LbQ

Free info session: Tax Tips for People with Disabilities and their Families

DABC has partnered with Vancouver Public Library to bring you a free information session: Tax Tips for People with Disabilities and their Families. When: Friday, February 25th from 1-3 pm. Where: Zoom Register here: https://vpl.bibliocommons.com/events/61fafa0fbcb4e9e90a654303. In this information session, learn more about disability benefits and filing your taxes. Specific topics covered include: non-refundable and refundableContinue reading “Free info session: Tax Tips for People with Disabilities and their Families”

Notice To All Tax Clients!

The CRA E-file service will be conducting its annual shutdown and maintenance period.  Starting on:  Friday, January 28, 2022 – Monday February 21st 2022 At this time the DABC Tax AID program will be able to assist clients on a limited capacity with tax filings for previous years (paper filings) as well as tax consultations. The current standard processing time forContinue reading “Notice To All Tax Clients!”

We’re hiring a tax advocate!

Position: Tax Advocate for DABC Open: December 16, 2021 Closes: January 3, 2021 Location: Vancouver, BC  Job Type: Permanent, part-time (3days/week) Salary: $25,200 annually  Benefits:  Extended Health Care  Paid Vacation  Paid sick leave Report to: Director, Tax AID Who We Are Since 1977, Disability Alliance BC (DABC) has been a provincial, cross-disability voice in British Columbia. We champion issues impacting theContinue reading “We’re hiring a tax advocate!”

Workshop: Fuel Tax Refund Program for persons with disabilities!

The Tax AID program at DABC will be offering a workshop on the Fuel Tax Refund Program for people with disabilities who own a vehicle and/or are interested in finding out more information about the program.   Date of Webinar: Thu, Nov 18, 11:00am-12:30 pm (all welcome)  If you’re eligible for the Fuel Tax Refund Program, you may receive: aContinue reading “Workshop: Fuel Tax Refund Program for persons with disabilities!”

DABC receives continued funding for Tax AID program

Disability Alliance BC is thankful to the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction for committing to another three years in funding for our Tax AID program! This program provides free community-based income tax filing services for people with disabilities throughout British Columbia. Read the news release here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021SDPR0024-000643 From the news release: “Susan andContinue reading “DABC receives continued funding for Tax AID program”

CERB repayment forgiveness for self-employed Canadians

Earlier this week, the Government of Canada announced that “self-employed individuals who applied for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and would have qualified based on their gross income will not be required to repay the benefit, provided they also met all other eligibility requirements.” For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/news/2021/02/government-of-canada-announces-targeted-interest-relief-on-2020-income-tax-debt-for-low–and-middle-income-canadians.html https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/ineligible-self-employed-canadians-who-received-cerb-due-to-unclear-information-likely-wont-be-forced-to-repay

Important Notice: EFILE Interruption

Please be advised that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is conducting annual maintenance of its systems. As a result, our Tax AID team is temporarily unable to submit your tax file electronically. Electronic transmission services will re-open on Monday, February 22, 2021.  More info: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/e-services/e-services-businesses/efile-electronic-filers/efile-news-program-updates.html During the waiting time, we can prepare your tax returnContinue reading “Important Notice: EFILE Interruption”