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Free 2018 income tax preparation assistance in Richmond

13 February 2018 No Comment

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Friendly reminder: April 30 is the Canada Revenue Agency personal income tax filing deadline. Remember, it’s important to file your taxes to whether you earn income or not to ensure you’re receiving all of Canadian tax system benefits and services. Here are some of the organizations in Richmond and beyond 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).

BC ACORN (2-630 Carnarvon St., New Westminster): Monday to Friday year-round. Call Akber at 604-522-8707 or email bcadmin@acorncanada.org to book an appointment.

Chimo Community Services (120-7000 Minoru Blvd.): Monday to Friday year-round — income tax form drop-offs preferred. Call Mona or Luke at 604-279-7077  to book an in-person appointment.

City Centre Community Centre (105-5900 Minoru Blvd.): Tuesdays evenings and Sunday afternoons from March to April. Visit the office or call 604-204-8588 to book an appointment.

• CFC Tax Assist (132-7295 Moffatt Rd.): Saturdays and Sundays year-round. Must be a senior to qualify. 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 Seniors Centre (7660 Minoru Gate): March 1 to April 28. Must be 55+ to qualify, sessions last 30 minutes. Call 604-238-8450  to book an appointment.

• Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives (190-7000 Minoru Blvd.): Year-round. Must be 55+ to qualify. Call 604-279-7020 or visit office to book an appointment.

Richmond Centre for Disability (100-5671 No. 3 Rd.): March, 11, 17, 24, and April 7, 14, 21. Advanced registration is required with a $5 refundable cash or credit 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 May 4. Advanced registration is required. Call Batool at 604-279-7160 or email info@rmcs.bc.ca to book an appointment.

Richmond Public Library (Brighouse, 7700 Minoru Gate): March 3, 10,17, 24 and April 7, 14, 21, 28. Sessions last up to 45 minutes. Advanced registration is required. call 604-231-6413 to book an appointment.

• Richmond Women’s Resource Centre (110-7000 Minoru Blvd.): April 3 to 12. 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.): March 3, 17, April 7 and May 5. Membership is required — registration is available on-site. Call 604-408-7274 ext. 1084 or visit the office to book an appointment. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is also hosting an income tax workshop in Mandarin on the second floor of the Richmond Public Library (7700 Minoru Gate) on Feb. 28. For more info, call 604-279-7180.

Thompson Community Centre (5151 Granville Ave.): March 3, 10, 17 and April 7, 14, 21. Sessions last 30 minutes. Call or email Sharlene at 604-238-8436 to book an appointment.

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