Tax Clinics

Taxes

Information on Tax Clinics in March 2015 and April 2015 in Vancouver, BC:

VCHMA is committed to helping make sure our clients are supported to file their taxes on time. As you may know, for people receiving PWD benefits, the Ministry of Social Development requires recipients to keep their tax records up to date to maintain their benefits.

We are very lucky in Vancouver to have access to a number of free volunteer tax preparation clinics supported by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) ensuring that people with low income have access to support to prepare and file their taxes free of charge.

An up to date listing is found on the CRA website at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/clncs/vancouver-bc-eng.html  We have attached a copy of the listing to this email for you. Many of the clinics target additional sub populations, but the common factor is low income.

If you are a member of a funded agency, they may access tax preparation support through that program, for folks who are not connected with a member program, the new Peer Navigator Program (CMHA Vancouver – Fraser) is organizing clinics to help our peer contractors with their more complicated filing. (If a client or peer worker has received a T4A tax record for payments from VCH or a funded agency, their filing is more complicated than the CRA volunteer clinics are intended for.)

The Peer Navigator tax clinics are noted in the attached poster. They will be held at the Robert and Lily Lee Family Community Health Centre.

And for folks who are more computer savvy, the CRA website, has a free on-line tax program and instructions on how to use it.  Link to the site – http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/esrvc-srvce/tx/ndvdls/menu-eng.html
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Need a Hand to prepare your tax return?
Tax Clinic CVITP (Community Volunteer Income Tax Program)
Volunteers will be available to prepare Income tax and benefit returns for free for eligible individuals who earn under $30,000 and couples under $40,000.
April 9th, 16th & 23rd
Suite #310 – 1669 E. Broadway
11:00 – 3:30 pm (Drop-in Basis)
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Organization:      411 Seniors Centre Society
Contact person: Lynda En
Phone number:    604-684-8171
Location:             333 Terminal Avenue, Suite 704, Vancouver, BC V6A 4C1
Email:                  len@411seniorsbc.ca
Clinic dates:        March 01, 2015 to April 30, 2015 Every Monday to Friday 9:00am to 1:30pm
Clinic type:          Without appointment Walk-ins are welcome
Client type:          For seniors or persons with disabilities only
Language:           Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi, Mandarin, Polish, Spanish, English
Notes:                  Clinic location is wheelchair accessible; Current year returns only
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Organization:      BC Acorn – Vancouver Branch
Contact person: Scott or Akber
Phone number:    778-379-2744
Location:             1732 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1B2
Email:                  bcacorn@acorncanada.org
Clinic dates:        March 15, 2015 to May 31, 2015 Every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10:00am to 12:00pm, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Clinic type:          With appointment
Client type:          For all
Language:           English
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Organization:      Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Contact person: Sanjeev Karwal
Phone number:    604-435-0323
Location:             5288 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC V5R 6C9
Email:                  skarwal@cnh.bc.ca
Clinic dates:        February 21, 2015 to May 05, 2015 Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 6:00pm to 9:00pm; February 21, 2015 to May 05, 2015 Every Saturday 10:00am to 12:00pm, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Clinic type:          With appointment Walk-ins are welcome
Client type:          For all
Language:           Cantonese, Hindi, Mandarin, Punjabi, Shanghainese, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, English
Notes:                  Clinic location is wheelchair accessible; Prior and current year returns
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Organization:      Downtown Tax Clinic
Contact person: Samira Saadatian
Location:             1790 Bayshore Drive
Vancouver, BC
Email:                  samira.persia@yahoo.ca
Clinic dates:        March 15, 2015 to April 30, 2015 Every Monday to Sunday 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Clinic type:          With appointment
Client type:          For all
Language:           English, Farsi
Income information:                             Does not serve clients that exceed the suggested income
Notes:                  Current year returns only
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Organization:      First United Church Community Ministry Society
Contact person: Reception
Phone number:    604-681-8365
Location:             320 Hastings Street E, Vancouver, BC V6A 1P4
Email:                  taxes@firstunited.ca
Clinic dates:        Year-round 9:00am to 12:00pm
Clinic type: Without appointment Walk-ins are welcome
Client type: For all
Language: English
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Organization:      Gordon Neighbourhood House
Contact person: Jessy Scaria
Phone number:    604-683-2554
Location:             1019 Broughton Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2A7
Email:                  jessy@gordnhouse.org
Clinic dates:        March 05, 2015 to April 25, 2015 Every Thursday 5:00pm to 8:00pm; March 05, 2015 to April 25, 2015 Every Saturday 10:00am to 3:00pm
Clinic type:          With appointment
Client type:          For seniors only (55 years or older)
Language:           English
Notes:                  Clinic location is wheelchair accessible; Current year returns only
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Organization:      Grace International Baptist Church
Contact person: Bernd Hahnhaussen
Phone number:    778-837-3250
Location:             7650 Jasper Crescent, Vancouver, BC
Email:                  office@gibc.vancouver.com
Clinic dates:        March 21, 2015 to April 18, 2015 Every Saturday 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Clinic type:          Without appointment Walk-ins are welcome
Client type:          For all
Language:           English
Income information:                             Does not serve clients that exceed the suggested income
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Organization:      Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
Contact person: Kim
Phone number:    604-879-7104
Location:             3981 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P3
Email:
Clinic dates:        March 12, 2015 to April 30, 2015 Every Monday and Thursday 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Clinic type:          With appointment
Client type:          For all
Language:           Chinese, English, French, Vietnamese
Income information: Does not serve clients that exceed the suggested income
Notes:                  Only serves a specific geographic location; Current year returns only
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Organization:      Multicultural Helping House Society
Contact person: Evangeline M. Espinosa
Phone number:    778-834-8317
Location:             4802 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC V5V 4H4
Email:                  vanzmhhs@gmail.com
Clinic dates:        March 05, 2015 to April 30, 2015 Every Thursday to Saturday 10:00am to 12:00pm, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Clinic type:          With appointment
Client type:          For all
Language:           English
Notes:                  Current year returns only
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Organization:      Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society
Contact person: Deshpal Grewal
Phone number:    604-596-7722 ext. 126
Location:             200-8153 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5X 3L2
Email:                  deshpal.grewal@pics.bc.ca
Clinic dates:        March 10, 2015 to April 30, 2015, Every Monday to Saturday, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Clinic type:          With appointment
Client type:          For all
Language:           English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu
Income information: Does not serve clients that exceed the suggested income
Notes:                  Clinic location is wheelchair accessible
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Organization:      Sikh Community Resource Center
Contact person: Mohinder S. Nanda
Phone number:    604-322-5613
Location:             8000 Ross Street, Vancouver, BC
Email:                  srcvan@hotmail.com
Clinic dates:        Year-round Every Monday to Friday 10:00am to 12:00pm
Clinic type:          Without appointment Walk-ins are welcome
Client type:          For all
Language:           English, French, Hindi, Persian, Punjabi, Urdu
Number of volunteers: 5
Income information: Does not serve clients that exceed the suggested income
Notes:                  Clinic location is wheelchair accessible; Prior and current year returns
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Organization:      Tenth Church
Contact person: Reception
Phone number:    604-876-2181
Location:             11 10th Avenue W, Vancouver, BC V5Y 5R1
Email:
Clinic dates: Year-round Every Saturday 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Clinic type: With appointment
Client type: For all
Language: Cantonese, English, Korean, Mandarin, Russian
Number of volunteers: 26
Notes: Clinic location is wheelchair accessible; Prior and current year returns
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Organization:      The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light Center
Contact person: Lina Chen
Phone number:    604-790-2610
Location:             119 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC
Email:                  taxclinicsa@gmail.com
Clinic dates:        Year-round Every Saturday 10:00am to 3:00pm
Clinic type:          With appointment Walk-ins are welcome
Client type:          For all
Language:           Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Number of volunteers: 10
Income information: Does not serve clients that exceed the suggested income
Notes:                  Clinic location is wheelchair accessible; Prior and current year returns
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Organization:      Vancouver Public Library
Contact person:
Phone number:    604-331-3603
Location:             350 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1
Email:                  programs@vpl.ca
Clinic dates:        April 14, 2015 5:00pm to 9:00pm; April 16, 2015 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Clinic type:          Without appointment Walk-ins are welcome
Client type:          For all
Language:           English
Number of volunteers: 5
Notes:                  Clinic location is wheelchair accessible
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Organization:      Vancouver Public Library – Champlain Branch
Contact person:
Phone number:    604-665-3955
Location:             7110 Kerr Street, Vancouver, BC V5S 4W2
Email:                  programs@vpl.ca
Clinic dates:        April 11, 2015 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Clinic type:          Without appointment Walk-ins are welcome
Client type:          For all
Language:           English
Number of volunteers: 4
Notes:                  Clinic location is wheelchair accessible
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Organization:      Vancouver Public Library – Collingwood Branch
Contact person:
Phone number:    604-665-3953
Location:             2985 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5J4
Email:                  programs@vpl.ca
Clinic dates:        April 21, 2015 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Clinic type:          Without appointment Walk-ins are welcome
Client type:          For all
Language:           English
Number of volunteers:    4
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Organization:      Vancouver Public Library – Fraserview Branch
Contact person:
Phone number:    604-665-9357
Location:             1950 Argyle Drive, Vancouver, BC V5P 2A8
Email:                  program@vpl.ca
Clinic dates:        April 07, 2015 4:30pm to 8:30pm; April 14, 2015 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Clinic type:          Without appointment Walk-ins are welcome
Client type:          For all
Language:           English
Number of volunteers: 5
Notes:                  Clinic location is wheelchair accessible
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Organization:      Vancouver Public Library – Kensington Branch
Contact person:
Phone number:    604-665-3961
Location:             1428 Cedar Cottage Mews, Vancouver, BC V5N 5Z1
Email:                  programs@vpl.ca
Clinic dates:        April 12, 2015 1:00pm to 4:30pm; April 26, 2015 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Clinic type:          Without appointment Walk-ins are welcome
Client type:          For all
Language:           English
Number of volunteers: 3
Notes:                  Clinic location is wheelchair accessible
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Organization:      Vancouver Public Library – South Hill Branch
Contact person:
Phone number:    604-665-3965
Location:             6076 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC V5W 2Z7
Email:                  programs@vpl.ca
Clinic dates:        April 11, 2015 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Clinic type:          Without appointment
Client type:          For all
Language:           English
Number of volunteers: 4
Notes:                  Clinic location is wheelchair accessible
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Organization:      Vancouver Public Library – Strathcona Branch
Contact person:
Phone number:    604-665-3967
Location:             592 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1V5
Email:                  programs@vpl.ca
Clinic dates:        April 25, 2015 11:30am to 3:30pm
Clinic type:          Without appointment Walk-ins are welcome
Client type:          For all
Language:           English
Number of volunteers: 2
Notes:                  Clinic location is wheelchair accessible

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