It is worth filing income tax, especially for lower income people. You can only get these benefits if you qualify and file income tax yearly.
Canada Child Benefit (CCB)
Canada Child Tax Benefit is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under age 18. Additional benefits for children with a disability.
Child and Family Tax Benefits Information
Website covers the provincial and federal tax benefits for children and families.
GST/HST Credit program issues payments to Canadians with low and modest incomes. Helps offset all or part of the GST/HST they pay on goods and services. Assessment based on filed tax return, those eligible are contacted; if you have a spouse or common law partner, only 1 receives the credit.
Income Tax Clinic @ Come Share Society
Tel: 604-531-9400 ext. 216
Available March 1—April 30. Volunteers will do your taxes as long as you have a simple return. Must be 55+ years old, live in Surrey or White Rock and have income less than 35,000 for single people or $45,000 for couples.. Returns are done over the phone and filed by volunteers online. Appointments can be booked starting February 22.
Income Tax Clinic @ Sources BC
Offers year-round tax clinics for people who are low income and have simple tax returns. Current and past years. You do not need be a resident of Surrey. By appointment only. Appointments can also be made online. Locations are:
Newton: #102-13771 – 72A
White Rock: 882 Maple St White Rock
Income Tax Clinic @ Surrey Libraries
Yearly income tax clinic for low income residents of Surrey. Typically held between late March and then through April. Ask at your local branch in early March for details.