2021 Free Tax Clinic for Newcomers / Immigrants
Skeena Diversity is offering Free Tax Clinics for Newcomers / Immigrants with modest income and simple tax situation.
We are part of the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). A partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Skeena Diversity Society.


Steps to book an appointment:
1) Check your eligibility below, if you are eligible go to the next step.
2) Fill the form below;
3) Wait to be contacted;
4) Have your documents ready (in paper or electronically).

Eligibility criteria:
* Newcomer / Immigrant
* Have a modest income and simple tax situation.
Examples of "modest income and simple tax situation":
* Total family income of $35,000 (1 person), $45,000 (2 persons), $52,500 (5 persons).
* international students
NOT ELIGIBLE: self-employment income; business or rental income; foreign property, etc. We are not able to help you. This is considered a complex tax situation. More information here: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/community-volunteer-income-tax-program/lend-a-hand-individuals/about.html

Example of documents and information you will need (in paper or electronically):
* One piece of ID (valid with picture): passport, driver’s license, care card, etc.
* SIN number
* T4 (Statement of Remuneration Paid)
* T4E, T4A if you received COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits
* Donations receipts (if applicable)
* Information about the spouse / common-in-law: Full name, date of birth, SIN.
* Dependents information (children): Full name, date of birth, SIN

If you have any questions or need assistance to fill this form please contact at anna@skeenadiversity.com

Skeena Diversity Society
Centre: 4617 Lazelle Ave.., Terrace, BC V8G 1S3
Phone: 250-635-6530

Personal Information Collection
All personal information collected by Skeena Diversity Society is for the use of authorized staff only. It will be kept confidential. It will not be shared with its members or any other external businesses or organizations without your permission.
Email address *
Name *
Phone *
Date of Birth *
Address *
Mailing Address *
What is your Immigration Status in Canada? *
If you are a Permanent Resident, please enter your PR card number.
How would you like to be contacted? *
How do you prefer to have your taxes done? They are all by appointment only. *
Which date(s) and time(s) you are available for an appointment on the next 2 weeks: *
Are you filling taxes in Canada for the first time? *
Did you move to Canada in 2020? *
If you move to Canada in 2020, please enter the date you arrived.
If you moved to Canada in 2020, you will need to declare the income earned in 2020 before coming to Canada. *
If you moved to Canada in 2020, did you fill out the form RC151 GST/HST Credit Application for Individuals Who Become Residents of Canada? *
Are you married? *
If you are married, is your spouse in Canada? *
Did your spouse immigrate to Canada in 2020? *
Do you have dependents (example: children)? *
If you have dependents (example: children)? Are they in Canada? *
Did your dependents (example: children) immigrate to Canada in 2020? *
Are you an International Student? *
Due to the conditions presented by COVID 19, this service will be provided using alternative communication methods. In completing your tax and benefit return, we will be discussing information that is personal to you. The methods that we are using to communicate may not be secure. While all reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that your personal information is protected during the course of our communications, We cannot guarantee this. Do you consent to the use of a cell phone or cordless telephone for the purpose of discussions pertaining to completing your income tax and benefits return(s)? *
Do you consent to the use of videoconference (Zoom, Whereby or Whatsapp) for the purpose of discussions pertaining to completing your income tax and benefits return(s)? *
Do you consent to the use of unsecure email for the purpose of written discussions, communication and the transmission of documents pertaining to completing and filing your income tax and benefits return(s)? *
You will be speaking with a volunteer from the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program who will prepare your income tax and benefits return(s) electronically with the information that is supplied by you. You understand that he/she will be acting in the capacity of a volunteer that is affiliated with Skeena Diversity to provide this service to you. He/She is not an agent or a representative of the Canada Revenue Agency. Do you consent to him/her completing (or filling out) your tax return? *
Questions, comments, suggestions
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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