Filing your taxes may lead to extra benefits

For the large majority of Canadians earning less than $40,000 a year, filing taxes doesn’t mean a bill to pay — it means extra benefits to collect. You may be eligible for benefits that you didn’t even know about. To access these benefits, you need to file your taxes.

Community Financial Counselling Services (CFCS) offers the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program which helps people prepare and file taxes to gain access to eligible government benefits. Last year, CFCS helped close to 10,000 low income individuals in Winnipeg tap into 30 million dollars in tax refunds, GST credits and other benefits!

For a complete listing of benefits that Manitobans are eligible for, click here.

For a list of free income tax clinics in Manitoba, click here and select “Find a free tax clinic in your area”.

To find no-cost tax assistance services, follow the “Financial” quick link icon at www.unitedwaywpg.wpengine.com and then click “Tax Assistance/Clinics”.

The tax-filing deadline for most Canadians (for the 2021 tax year) is on April 30, 2022.