Tax filing assistance for residents on modest to low incomes

Community organizations hold tax-preparation clinics where the volunteers donate their time to help

As the tax filing deadline approaches, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) would like to remind Canadians with low or modest incomes that volunteers are available in the community to assist with the preparation of tax returns.

Each year, through its Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, the CRA links with community organizations to train volunteers to complete basic tax returns. The community organizations hold tax-preparation clinics where the volunteers donate their time to help people with simple tax filing situations complete their income tax and benefit returns, free of charge.

To determine if you are eligible for this service call the CRA toll free at 1-800-959-8281, or visit www.cra.gc.ca/volunteer.

A complete listing of locations, time and dates for the Penticton area include the Penticton and Area Access Society, every Monday to Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m., St. Saviour’s Anglican Church every Tuesday until April 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. and the Salvation Army every Wednesday until April 29 from 9 a.m. to noon.