Tax assistance and information for people with disabilities

People receiving income and disability assistance who do not file their taxes lose out on hundreds even thousands of dollars in tax credits.

Each year people receiving income and disability assistance who do not file their taxes lose out on hundreds or even thousands of dollars in tax credits.

People receiving disability assistance (PWD) and people receiving income assistance who are designated as Persons with Persistent and Multiple Barriers (PPMB) can now file their taxes with the help of Tax AID DABC, a new program offered by Disability Alliance B.C. offers free and confidential information and assistance with income tax filing. Program staff can help people understand the  tax filing process and their rights and responsibilities to report  income. Tax credits do not reduce disability or income assistance benefits.

Potential income tax credits and benefits that participants could be eligible for include: B.C. Sales Tax Credit, B.Cc Low Income Climate Action Tax Credit, GST Credit, Working Income Tax Benefit, Canada Disability Savings Grants and Bonds payable into a Registered Disability Savings Plan

Families with children may also be missing out on thousands of dollars annually in child benefits, including: Canada Child Tax Benefit, National Child Benefit Supplement and B.C. Early Childhood Tax Benefit.

For more information about Tax AID DABC, or to get assistance with income tax filing call 604 872-1278 or toll-free 1 800 663-1278 or  Email: taxaid@disabilityalliancebc.org

Visit: www.taxaiddabc.org

 

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