File Income Taxes

Tax Assistance and Information for People with Disabilities DABC (Tax AID DABC):  Through this program, we assist people who are receiving the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) benefit or the Persons with Persistent and Multiple Barriers (PPMB) benefit with simple income tax filings and information/referrals.

 

Expanded Tax Aid Program 

Since 2015, advocates with Tax AID DABC have been providing free support to people receiving Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers to Employment (PPMB) benefits to file their taxes. In 2018, DABC’s Tax AID program has expanded to three other organizations across BC. The Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS) provides services through the Tax AID TAPS on Vancouver Island; the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society provides services through Tax AID Ki-Low-Na in the Interior; and the Active Support Against Poverty Society (ASAP) provides services in the North through Tax AID ASAP. Disability Alliance BC  continues to provide services as Tax AID DABC in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. In addition to providing direct income tax filing services, Tax AID advocates are also available to hold workshops and community information sessions about income tax filing in communities around BC.

Link to Tax Aid Program website

How We Can Help

If you are receiving PWD or PPMB and need help filing your income tax returns from past years, DABC advocates can provide the following assistance:

  • Help you gather the documents necessary to file your taxes
  • Meet with you one-on-one to help you file your basic income tax return
  • Provide information and advice (in-person, or by phone and/or email) about filing income tax returns
  • Provide referrals to community organizations in your area that can help with more complex tax returns (returns for deceased persons; individuals who file for bankruptcy; self-employed individuals; individuals who report capital gains or losses; or individuals who report employment expenses or business or rental income and expenses)
  • Access advice and support for you from a chartered accountant, if your tax return is complex

An Appointment is Needed to See An Advocate

There is a high demand for one-to-one assistance from our advocates, so please call Advocacy Access to book your appointment.  Thank you.

Tax AID DABC

METRO VANCOUVER AND FRASER VALLEY

Program Manager
Disability Alliance BC
#204 – 456 West Broadway, Vancouver BC V5Y 1R3
Phone: 604-872-1278 & 1-800-663-1278 (Toll-free)
Email: taxaid@disabilityalliancebc.org

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

INTERIOR

Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society
442 Leon Avenue, Kelowna BC V1Y 6J3
Phone: 250-763-4905
Email: reception@kfs.bc.ca

 

VANCOUVER ISLAND

Together Against Poverty Society
#302-895 Fort Street, Victoria BC V8W 1H7
Phone: 250-361-3521
Email: tax@tapsbc.ca

 

NORTHERN

Active Support Against Poverty Society
590 Dominion Street, Prince George BC V2L 3M6
Phone: 250-563-6112 & 1-877-563-6112 (Toll-free)
Email: taxaid@asaphs.com

Our sincere thanks to the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction for funding this program expansion

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And thank you to the Vancouver Foundation for the initial funding for Tax AID DABC

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