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Free Tax Clinics in Vancouver: 2024


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Tax season is here, but so is help!


Dread tax season and all its paperwork? Fear losing important benefits if you don’t finish your taxes on time?


If you have a modest income and a fairly simple tax situation, there are several free clinics which can complete your taxes for you.


Free tax clinics are being held throughout Vancouver! See below for more info, and, if you're not in Vancouver, you can find a nearby clinic using this search tool.




Akali Singh Sikh Society's tax clinic will provide free tax assistance for all persons starting March 1st up until April 30th, every Sunday from 10am-2pm, and every day virtually from 10am-6pm.


The tax clinic is located online and in a wheelchair accessible location at 1890 Skeena Street.


Clinic Type

  • Drop-off; walk-in; virtual

Returns Prepared

  • All years

Contacts

Other Info

  • Offered in English, Mandarin, and Punjabi



Collingwood Neighbourhood House's tax clinic will provide free tax assistance for all persons starting February 24th up until May 4th, every Saturday from 10am-2pm.


The tax clinic is in a wheelchair accessible location at 5288 Joyce Street.


Clinic Type

  • By appointment; walk-in

Returns Prepared

  • Current year

  • Last year

Contacts

Other Info

  • Offered in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, and Indonesian

  • Appointments preferred

  • Government issued photo ID required

  • The client must provide all tax slips and receipts


Community Assistance Foundation


Free tax assistance provided virtually for all persons starting February 26th up until June 30th, every weekday from 10am-2pm.


Clinic Type

  • Virtual

Returns Prepared

  • All years

Contacts

Other Info

  • Appointments required

  • Government issued photo ID required

  • The client must provide all tax slips and receipts



This ongoing tax assistance program helps British Columbians with disabilities living on low incomes with simple income tax filings and information or referrals


Clinic Type

  • By appointment

Returns Prepared

  • All years

Contacts

Other Info

  • For persons with disabilities or low incomes


Gordon Neighbourhood House's tax clinic will provide free tax assistance for seniors starting March 9th up until April 27th, every Saturday from 10am-2:30pm.


The tax clinic is in a wheelchair accessible location at 1019 Broughton Street.


Clinic Type

  • By appointment; drop-off

Returns Prepared

  • Current year

Contacts

Other Info

  • For seniors

  • Limited in-person appointments.

  • Appointments required (for virtual, in-person or drop-offs)

  • Does not serve clients that exceed suggested income

  • The client must provide all tax slips and receipts



Guru Nanak Resource Centre's tax clinic provides free tax assistance for all persons every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of the year from 10am-12:30pm.


The tax clinic is in a wheelchair accessible location at 8000 Ross Street.


Clinic Type

  • Drop-off; walk-in

Returns Prepared

  • Current year

  • Last year

Contacts

Other Info

  • Offered in English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu

  • Does not serve clients that exceed suggested income

  • Government issued photo ID required

  • The client must provide all tax slips and receipts


Langara College Accounting Club


Langara's accounting club will offer free tax assistance for students starting March 18th up until April 30th, 9:30am-4pm during the week.


The tax clinic is located in the wheelchair accessible foyer of Building A, located at 100 49th Avenue in Vancouver.


Clinic Type

  • By appointment; walk-in; drop-off

Returns Prepared

  • Current year

Contacts

Other Info

  • For students only



LMNH's tax clinic will offer free tax assistance for all persons starting February 21st up until April 30th, 11am-4pm Monday to Friday.


The tax clinic is in a wheelchair accessible location at 739 33rd Avenue East.


Clinic Type

  • By appointment

Returns Prepared

  • Current year

Contacts

Other Info

  • Offered in English, French, Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese

  • Government issued photo ID required

  • The client must provide all tax slips and receipts



MHHS's tax clinic will offer free tax assistance for all persons starting March 1st up until April 30th, every day from 10am-5pm.


The clinic is in a wheelchair accessible location at 4802 Fraser Street.


Clinic Type

  • By appointment; virtual

Returns Prepared

  • Current year

  • Last year

Contacts

Other Info

  • Offered in English and Tagalog

  • Appointments preferred

  • Government issued photo ID required

  • The client must provide all tax slips and receipts



The OCABC tax clinic will offer free tax assistance for all persons starting March 2nd up until May 5th, every Saturday and Sunday from 9am-3pm. Appointments outside of available hours can be arranged.


The clinic is in a wheelchair accessible location at 300-5118 Joyce Street.


Clinic Type

  • By appointment

Returns Prepared

  • All years

Contacts

Other Info

  • Offered in English, Kiswahili, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese

  • Appointments required (for virtual, in-person or drop-offs)

  • Government issued photo ID required

  • The client must provide all tax slips and receipts



South Granville Seniors Centre will offer free tax assistance to persons with low, non-self-employment income (household income below $35,000 for individuals; $45,000 for couples) starting March 1st until April 30th, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11am-4pm.


The clinic is in a wheelchair accessible location at 1420 West 12th Avenue.


Clinic Type

  • By appointment

Returns Prepared

  • Current year

Contacts

Other Info

  • Photo ID required

  • The client must provide all tax slips and receipts



The South Vancouver Neighbourhood House will offer free tax assistance to South Van residents Tuesday (8am-4pm), Thursday (8am-4pm), Saturday (9am-3pm) starting March 5th up until April 27th.


The clinic is in a wheelchair accessible location at 6470 Victoria Drive.


Clinic Type

  • By appointment

Returns Prepared

  • Current year

Contacts

Other Info

  • Must reside in South Vancouver

  • Offered in English, Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Dari, Hindi, Mandarin, Pashto, Slovenian, Spanish, and Urdu

  • Appointment required

  • Government issued photo ID required

  • The client must provide all tax slips and receipts


Tenth Church will offer free tax assistance starting March 9th up until June 29th, every 5 weeks on Saturday from 1pm-5pm.


The clinic is in a wheelchair accessible location at 11 10th Avenue West.


Clinic Type

  • By appointment; virtual

Returns Prepared

  • All years

Contacts

Other Info

  • Offered in English, Arabic, Cantonese, Filipino, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, and Ukrainian

  • Appointment required

  • Does not serve clients that exceed suggested income

  • Government issued photo ID required

  • ReFILE services offered

  • The client must provide all tax slips and receipts



UBC's Tax Assistance Clinic is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm, from February 26th to April 13th. It serves all persons.


The clinic's located at 6138 Student Union Boulevard, but isn't wheelchair accessible.


Clinic Type

  • By appointment; walk-in

Returns Prepared

  • Current year

  • Prior years

Contacts

Other Info

  • Appointments preferred

  • Government issued photo ID required

  • Must provide all tax slips and receipts


WESN's tax clinic will run from March 4th to April 25th. Clinics will run on Mondays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm.


The clinic's located in Barclay Manor, on 1447 Barclay Street, and is wheelchair accessible.


Clinic Type

  • By appointment; walk-in

Returns Prepared

  • Current year

Contacts

Other Info

  • For seniors or people with low incomes

  • Must provide all tax slips and receipts


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To find more community resources, click here! Also feel free to email me at spencer@bcdisability.com


-Spencer van Vloten

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