Did you know that Canada’s largest tax filing clinic is actually here in Manitoba? Last year the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, offered by Community Financial Counselling Services (CFCS), helped close to 10,000 low income Winnipeggers tap into 30 million dollars in tax refunds, GST credits and other 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. For a complete listing of benefits that Manitobans are eligible for, click here.
To access these benefits, you need to file your taxes. The tax-filing deadline for most Canadians (for the 2018 tax year) is on April 30, 2019.
If you need help with your taxes, 211 provides a list of no-cost tax assistance services which can be found here. Don’t forget to type in our address in order to find resources closest to you.
Revenue Canada also has a list of free income tax clinics in Manitoba. Click here and select “Find a free tax clinic in your area”.