If you are a person with a disability living in BC on a low income and need help filing your income tax return(s), Tax AID advocates can provide the following assistance:
- Help you gather the documents necessary to file your taxes
- Meet with you one-on-one to help you file your basic
income tax return
- Provide information and advice (in-person, or by phone and/or email) about filing income tax returns and other tax-related issues.
Tax AID DABC’s Role
Our program uses a case management approach. Like other case management programs, Tax AID DABC services include:
- Assessing a client’s income tax situation, including their financial and personal challenges
- Coordinating resolution of a client’s outstanding tax issues by contacting CRA or writing required letters
- Advocating for comprehensive options and services to meet clients’ tax needs
Using this approach, we can serve our clients comprehensively. From assessment to action plan, we can support people who need help filing their taxes (including multiple years of taxes).
This approach also allows Tax AID DABC to provide add-on services such as help with the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)–options every person with a disability should be aware of.
Our services are year-round, so clients don’t need to wait until tax season to use Tax AID DABC. They are also available across BC, including Vancouver (Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley), Victoria (Vancouver Island), Kelowna (Interior) and Prince George (Northern).
Please learn more about our services in Transition magazine.