Free Abbotsford tax-prep program to start accepting appointments

Free Abbotsford tax-prep program to start accepting appointments

People with low incomes can start booking Feb. 18 for slots in March and April

Appointments will be taken starting Tuesday, Feb. 18 for a free income-tax preparation program in Abbotsford for low-income people.

Tax returns are completed by volunteers in March and April through a collaboration between the Canada Revenue Agency and the Clearbrook Golden Age Society.

The program serves individuals with an income of up to $35,000 and couples with an income of up to $45,000. The clinics are held in the basement of Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Rd.).

Last year, volunteers completed almost 2,000 returns.

The program will start taking appointments Tuesday, Feb. 18, and spots will be available Monday to Friday, starting March 2, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

Appointments can be booked by dropping by the office, calling 604-744-0109 or emailing incometax@gardenparktower.ca.

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