Its that time year again to file your taxes. Disability Alliance Society of B.C.

is the place you can get help with for people with disabilities to file their taxes 2017  

 

 

Who We Are

Pig. Smartest pig in townTax Assistance and Information for People with Disabilities DABC (Tax AID DABC) is a new program offered by Disability Alliance BC (DABC). Through this program, we can 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. Haven’t filed your taxes for numerous years? Don’t worry, we can help.

For over 35 years, Disability Alliance BC (formerly BC Coalition of People with Disabilities) has been a provincial, cross-disability voice in British Columbia. Our mission is to support people with all disabilities, to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in the community. We champion issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities through our direct services, community partnerships, advocacy, workshops, research and publications.Each year we help hundreds of people with disabilities living on low incomes to access disability benefits (provincial and federal), mobility devices, special diet allowances and other health supplements. All our services are provided free of charge.

Please help us spread the word about Tax AID DABC using the hashtag #TaxAidDABC on social media!

Tax AID DABC is made possible with generous support from the Vancouver Foundation.

 

Tax Assistance and Information for People with Disabilities DABC (Tax AID DABC) is a new program offered by Disability Alliance BC.

Through this program, we can 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.

Haven’t filed your taxes for numerous years? Don’t worry, we can help.

There are a number of financial benefits available to British Columbians who file their taxes.

The money received from these benefits will not usually affect  PWD or PPMB assistance cheques. These benefits are listed below:

  • GST/HST Credit
  • BC Low Income Climate Action Tax Credit (up to $115. 50 for families living on a low income)
  • PST Credit
  • Working Income Tax Benefit
  • Canada Child Tax Benefit
  • Registered Disability Savings Plan Grants and Bonds

Please feel free to refer people receiving PWD and PPMB with unfiled taxes to Tax AID DABC.

For more information, please contact Sam Turcott at 604-872-1278/1-800-663-1278 or taxaid@disabilityalliancebc.org.

If you would like us to mail you copies of Tax AID’s brochure and poster, please email Chloe at chloe@disabilityalliancebc.org. The brochure can be downloaded here.

Additional information is available on Tax AID DABC’s new website, www.taxaiddabc.org!

We have produced a Help Sheet that describes how people receiving provincial disability benefits in BC can prepare and submit a 2015 income tax return for free over the internet.

Download it here: Help Sheet #16: Guide to Filing Income Taxes for People Receiving PWD/PPMB


Tax AID DABC is generously funded by the Vancouver Foundation.

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