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!”

Workshop: Tax Tips for the Self-Employed Person with Disabilities

Are you a self-employed person with a disability who would like to know more about tax tips, including GST? Get free tax help for your small business! With support from Canada Revenue Agency’s Liaison Officer Services Team, Disability Alliance BC’s Tax AID team is offering an exciting workshop! Lunch will be provided free. For moreContinue reading “Workshop: Tax Tips for the Self-Employed Person with Disabilities”

Tax AID DABC: workshops/tax filing services in partnership with VPL

In partnership with Vancouver Public Library (VPL), Tax AID DABC is hosting workshops/tax filing sessions for people with disabilities: Tax Filing and Tips for People with DisabilitiesMonday, February 11, 2019 (1:30 pm – 3:00 pm)Central Library: 350 West Georgia St, Vancouver  This information session explores income tax issues faced by people with disabilities: simple incomeContinue reading “Tax AID DABC: workshops/tax filing services in partnership with VPL”

Tackling Taxes – Make Sure You Get the Benefits You’re Entitled To!

As of February 26, 2018, the Canada Revenue Agency has opened up online filing of personal income tax returns for the 2017 tax year. There are lots of reasons to file your taxes, even if you have a low income.  Keeping up-to-date on your tax returns gives you access to benefits and services such as:Continue reading “Tackling Taxes – Make Sure You Get the Benefits You’re Entitled To!”

New Tax AID DABC publications

Thanks to funding from The Vancouver Foundation and assistance from MOSAIC, we have translated Help Sheet #16: Guide to Filing Income Taxes for People Receiving PWD/PPMB and our Tax AID DABC brochure into five different languages. The languages are: Chinese Simplified Chinese Traditional Persian Punjabi Spanish You can download them on our Online Resources page, orContinue reading “New Tax AID DABC publications”