Here’s where low-income New West seniors can go to get help with their taxes

Tis the season – for taxes.

Low-income seniors in need of assistance with their 2018 tax return have a few places they can go to for help.

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Century House has a very limited number of appointments this year for people who meet certain criteria. This includes: being a member of the Century House Association; having a gross annual income of less than $35,000 per person or $40,000 per couple; having investments of less than $1,000 per person; and having no capital gains or losses, or any business, rental or employment income.

Anyone interested must leave their name at Century House at 620 Eighth St. or 604-519-1066.

The Seniors’ Services Society is offering its annual tax clinic from March 4 to April 26 for seniors aged 60 and up. Appointments are required for appointments, which will be offered between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

To see if you are eligible for the tax clinics conducted by volunteer tax specialists and to book an appointment, call 604-520-6621.

Acorn BC has been operating an income tax clinic in New West for more than a decade, and is once again doing free tax returns for folks with disabilities on Fridays. It’s also offering tax clinics for others, for a small fee based on income.

Acorn does current and previous year personal taxes, including those involving self-employment, rental income, deceased and Canadian and foreign pension taxes.

Open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can call 604-522-8707 to book an appointment, text only 778-861-9760 or email bcadmin@acorncandada.org.

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