SOS offering two financial programs

The Society of Organized Services (SOS) is offering area seniors and people with low incomes two programs to aid them with their finances.

On Wed., April 4 from 1 to 3 p.m., the SOS is holding a free seminar to address financial literacy among seniors. A speaker from Service Canada will offer information regarding available programs, services, tax credits and income sources for seniors. To register, call 250-248-2093 or drop by SOS at 245 West Hirst Avenue in Parksville. Register early as seating is limited.

The SOS’s second program is the income tax assistance program, helping people with low incomes file their basic tax returns.

For those who meet the income levels of under $30,000 (single) and $35,000 (couples) can access this program at no charge. SOS offers this program year-round and is currently booking appointments to help people meet the April 30 filing deadline.

For an appointment, call 250-248-2093, ext. 229, or drop by the SOS. While this service is offered free, to offset costs donations are gratefully accepted. 


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