Even though the tax season only occurs once a year, we all know that filing taxes can sometimes be overwhelming, specially for elderly and seniors, but it doesn’t have to be. In the article we will look into what help is available to Senior Canadians and as the matter of fact to all Canadians? Read on and see what help is there to get from the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) and Revenu Québec.
If you have a modest income and a simple tax situation, you may be able to get your taxes done by a volunteer for free.
Volunteer Program enlists the support of hundreds of community organizations and volunteers to assist taxpayers who require help filing their income tax returns but cannot afford the services of an accountant or tax professional. The Canada Revenue Agency and Revenu Québec jointly manage this program.
To learn more, go to canada.ca/taxes-help or call the CRA. If you live in Quebec, go to revenuquebec.ca/volunteers or call Revenu Québec or the CRA.
You can do your taxes online with NETFILE-certified tax software. A variety of tax software packages and web apps are available, some of which are free. For more information, go to canada.ca/netfile.
The service lets you file your return by phone through a secure, dedicated, and automated service. The CRA will send you an invite if you are eligible. To learn more, go to canada.ca/file-my-return.
You can authorize someone to help manage your tax information with the CRA. For more information, go to canada.ca/taxes-representative-authorization.
Click the link below and see the benefits that may be available to you, your family, learn how to apply, and estimate how much you could get.
You may be eligible to get benefits and credits for up to 10 years back.
Go to: canada.ca/benefits-credits-ad
If you prefer to call, you can use the numbers below:
To ask about benefits, call 1-800-387-1193
For other questions or to get forms , call 1-800-959-8281
If you are calling from the 867 area code, call 1-866-426-1527
For Revenu Québec, call 1-800-267-6299
Information provided by:
Canada Revenue Agency
The Outreach Program