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Free 2016 income tax preparation assistance in Richmond

16 March 2016 One Comment


Did you know income taxes are due April 30? Whether or not you have any income to declare, it’s still important to file your taxes to ensure you’re receiving all the benefits and services that exist in the Canadian tax system. Luckily, there are plenty of organizations in and around the Richmond area offering free income tax preparation help for low income individuals ($30,000 annual income or lower, $35,000 with one child) and families ($40,000 dual annual income or lower). Please refer to the list below.


• ACORN Canada (2-630B Carnarvon St.): Monday to Saturday year-round. Call Akber at 604-522-8707 or email bcadmin@acorncanada.org to book an appointment.

Chimo Community Services (7000 Minoru Blvd.): Service is available year-round — currently accepting income tax form drop-offs only. Call 604-279-7077 for more information.

• CFC Handmaid Richmond (132-7295 Moffatt Rd.): Saturdays and Sundays from Feb. 15 to April 30. Advanced registration is required, and service is available in English and Tagalog. Call or email Mylene at 604-370-0274 to book an appointment.

• Minoru Place Activity Centre (7660 Minoru Gate): Must be 55+ to qualify. Call 604-238-8450 for more information on dates, and to book an appointment.

• Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives (190–7000 Minoru Blvd.): Must be 55+ to quality. Monday to Friday year-round. Call Carol 604-279-7020 ext. 7099 to book an appointment — walk-ins welcome.

Richmond Centre for Disability (100-5671 No. 3 Rd.): March, 5, 12, 26 and April 2, 9, 23. Advanced registration is required with a $5 refundable registration deposit. Call 604-232-2404 to book an appointment.

• Richmond Multicultural Community Services (210–7000 Minoru Blvd.): Monday to Saturday from March 1 to April 30. Advanced registration is required. Call Ashok or Batool at 604-279-7160 to book an appointment.

• Richmond Women’s Resource Centre (110-7000 Minoru Blvd.): April 4 to 9. Sessions last 30 minutes, and service is available in both English and Chinese. Call 604-279-7060 to book an appointment.

• S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Richmond Service Centre (220-7000 Minoru Blvd.): Tuesdays from March 8 to 29 and Fridays from April 8 to April 29, except April 15. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. membership is required — registration is available on-site. Call 604-279-7180 or visit the office to book an appointment.

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