Free Tax Clinic at the Library

Updated 2021/02/18

Each year, the library offers in-person appointments with our tax clinic volunteers for simple income tax filing. The program will go ahead this year, it will just look a little different:

Instead of in-person appointments, drop by the library anytime with your tax return forms (T-slips) and valid ID. We will ask a few questions and then our tax volunteer will keep in touch over the phone and let you know when it has been filed. This program begins February 22, 2021

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Eligibility:

You are eligible for help at our tax free clinic if you have a modest income and a simple tax situation.

Modest Income

In general, you have modest income if based on your family size, your total family income is less than the amount shown below.

Family Size                                 Total Family Income

1 person                                       $35,000

2 persons                                      $45,000

3 persons                                      $47,000

4 persons                                      $50,000

5 persons                                      $52,500

more than 5 persons            $52,500 plus $2,500 for each additional person

Simple tax situation

In general, your tax situation is simple if you have no income or if your income comes from these sources:

  • employment
  • pension
  • benefits such as Canada Pension Plan, disability, employment insurance, social assistance
  • registered retirement savings plan (RRSPs)
  • support payments
  • scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or grants
  • interest (under $1,000)

Your tax situation is not simple if you:

  • are self-employed or have employment expenses
  • have business of rental income and expenses
  • have capital gains or losses
  • filed for bankruptcy
  • are completing a tax return for a deceased person

Please contact us with any questions: 250-342-6416 or email publiclibrary@invermere.net

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