Free Tax Preparation for low-income famlies:
The CRA has an on-line list of Volunteer Tax preparation clinics and two local sites are listed below:
1. The B.C. ACORN Centre has now opened its free tax preparation service for low-income and working families in Metro Vancouver. To book an appointment for your FREE 2009 tax preparation, call the New West office or visit ACORN’s website.
36 Begbie St.
New Westminister, BC V3M 3L9
2. MOSAIC is offering free tax-preparation every Tuesday and Wednesday at their Burnaby office unitl April 28th. You MUST make a reservation, call MOSAIC Burnaby at 604.636.4712 and ask for Angel.
The offices are located at
Burnaby, B.C. V5E 1G5
Fax: 604 636 4729
When a business owner is using a vehicle for both personal and business use, the same philosophy applies as with the home business expenses. Where square footage was used in the home calculation, kilometres driven are used for the vehicle calculation.
Over the course of the year, the business owner maintains an envelope in the car, where all car expenses are stored. These include gas, repairs, insurance (and interest payments if the car is financed).
This is directly tied to the kilometres driven for business purposes over the course of the year. To begin to calculate business kilometres driven, the total kilometres driven are required. This is calculated by subtracting the odometer reading at the beginning of the year from the year-end odometer reading.
If the business is a GST registrant, this is the percentage of GST on vehicle bills that can be claimed for credit as well.
Did you know that if you are a property owner and if you have a permanent disability or if you are the spouse or relative of a person with a permanent disability who resides in your home, you may be eligible for the additional Home Owner Grant of up to $275.00.
When completing your Home Owner Grant be sure to indicate if you are eligible for the added grant by making a check next to
2(c) I am designated as a person with disabilities, and receiving disability assistance, hardship assistance or a supplement, under the BC Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act; documents required OR
2(d) I am a person with disabilities, or am the spouse or relative of a person with disabilities, and the person with disabilities resides with me and I have provided the collector with the required Form B Certificate; documents required
For more information contact your local municipal tax department or: