Tax AID DABC yields $100,000 in tax returns/credits

Cause for celebration! Since its launch in July 2015, Tax AID DABC has helped clients receiving PWD/PPMB benefits to secure over $100,000 in tax returns and benefits. For more information or to speak to one of our advocates about Tax AID DABC, please call 604-872-1278/1-800-663-1278, or email taxaid@disabilityalliancebc.org. Thank you to the Vancouver Foundation for funding thisContinue reading “Tax AID DABC yields $100,000 in tax returns/credits”

Disability and Income Supports Workshop – Powell River, BC

Powell River BC, November 17, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Vancouver Island University, Powell River Campus (Room 150) We are excited to invite people with disabilities, service providers, and community members for an upcoming event in Powell River. The event will look at some of the most common sources of income and support forContinue reading “Disability and Income Supports Workshop – Powell River, BC”

Happy RDSP Awareness Month!

Move over Thanksgiving – this October marks the second annual RDSP Awareness Month, an initiative announced by the BC government to promote awareness and uptake on the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).  For the uninitiated, the RDSP is a groundbreaking way for people with disabilities and their families to save for their future. The RDSPContinue reading “Happy RDSP Awareness Month!”

Free tax filing clinic in Victoria: September 25th

On Friday, September 25, a Tax AID DABC advocate will be providing free income tax filing assistance at the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) office in Victoria, BC for people receiving PWD/PPMB benefits. We will be able to help with multiple years of taxes. The DRC office is located at 817 A Fort Street, Victoria, BC.Continue reading “Free tax filing clinic in Victoria: September 25th”

Tax Slips: Why you need them and how you can get them (Part 3)

In the previous posts in this series, we discussed why tax slips are important for filing your taxes and some ways that you can get tax slips, either from CRA or elsewhere.  In this final installment, we will discuss how to get your tax slips by mail or by using CRA’s online MyAccount service.  IContinue reading “Tax Slips: Why you need them and how you can get them (Part 3)”

FREE tax assistance clinic in Sechelt – September 30th

On Wednesday, September 30th, a Tax AID DABC advocate will be providing free income tax filing assistance at the Open Door Group office in Sechelt, BC for people receiving PWD/PPMB benefits. We will be able to help with multiple years of taxes. Anyone who wishes to sign up can contact Donna at the Open Door Group atContinue reading “FREE tax assistance clinic in Sechelt – September 30th”

Tax Slips: Why you need them and how you can get them (Part 2)

In the first entry of this multi-part blog post, we talked about some of the reasons you might need your tax slips and where you can go to get them.  I had suggested that it’s often easiest to get them directly from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), particularly if you need to file your taxesContinue reading “Tax Slips: Why you need them and how you can get them (Part 2)”

Tax Slips: Why you need them and how you can get them (Part 1)

Tax slips, as you may well know, are slips of paper that contain information about your income tax situation.  You will likely get tax slips from a person or organization that provided you income in a given year.  The type of tax slip you get depends on the type of income you received.  If youContinue reading “Tax Slips: Why you need them and how you can get them (Part 1)”

Welcome to Tax AID DABC!

We are very excited to be launching the website for Tax AID DABC.  This new program, funded by the Vancouver Foundation, is going to be a valuable resource for people across British Columbia who receive the Persons with Disabilities benefit (PWD) or Persons with Persistent and Multiple Barriers to Employment benefit (PPMB) and who want to get caught upContinue reading “Welcome to Tax AID DABC!”