Get your taxes done for free through the SOS

Program offers help for residents with low incomes

  • Feb. 25, 2016 8:00 p.m.

Need help filing your taxes? Often taxes are the key to unlocking unclaimed government benefits and recovering overpaid taxes, plus it will help relieve the stress that comes with piles of unfinished business. The SOS Income Tax Program assists residents with filing basic tax returns at no cost, if they fall within the income guidelines set out by the Canada Revenue Agency. That’s $30,000 or less (annual earnings) for an individual and $40,000 or less for couples.

This program works in conjunction with the Revenue Canada Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. Tax clinics take place by appointment on Mondays and Thursdays at SOS. The Income Tax Program at SOS is free, however donations are greatly appreciated to help offset costs. To make a tax appointment call SOS at 250-248-2093 ext. 229.

— Submitted by the SOS