Tax Programs

Ministry of Provincial Revenue (Property Tax Deferment Program)

Address: PO Box 9065, Stn Prov Govt 
Victoria  V8W 9E2
Toll free: 1-888-355-2700
Email: REV.Minister@gems6.gov.bc.ca
Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax/defer-taxes

Tax deferment is a low interest loan program that helps qualified B.C. homeowners pay their annual property taxes on their principal residence.

If your tax deferment application is approved, the government will pay your property taxes on your behalf and place a restrictive lien on your property. This means you are limited to the types of changes you can make to your property’s title while you are in the tax deferment program.

More details on the program, including how to apply: Click Here…

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North Shore Community Resource Society (NSCRS)

Address: Suite 201-935 Marine Driver,
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-985-7138
Fax: 604-985-0645
E-mail: nscr@nscr.bc.ca
Website: http://www.nscr.bc.ca/

North Shore Community Resource Society’s mandate is to promote a healthy, strong and connected community by serving residents and organizations on the North Shore which comprises the District of North Vancouver, City of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, Bowen Island and Lions Bay. NSCR pursues its mandate by providing a broad spectrum of resources and services to residents of North Shore municipalities with programing for families and children, seniors, information and referral, volunteer connections, legal information and advocacy, and more.

NSCR has a multi-service agency with the following programs:

Seniors’ One Stop
Volunteer North Shore
North Shore Legal Information and Advocacy
Caregiver Support
Better at Home Program
Child Care Resource

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Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP)

 To find a clinic anywhere in BC : http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/clncs/bc-eng.html

Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), community organizations host free tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to complete income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation.

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Income Tax Clinics – North Shore Community Resources

Address: Suite 201-935 Marine Driver, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-985-7138
Fax: 604-985-0645
E-mail: nscr@nscr.bc.ca
Website: http://www.nscr.bc.ca/

Trained volunteers prepare simple income tax returns for people with low income. Clinics operate during March and April and home visits can be arranged.

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Property Tax Deferment

Office Phone: 250 387-0555
Toll free: 1 888 355-2700
Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD )
Vancouver: 604 775-0303
Elsewhere in B.C.: 1 800 661-8773
Email:TaxDeferment@gov.bc.ca
Website: http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/individuals/Property_Taxes/Property_Tax_Deferment/about.htm

Tax deferment is a low interest loan program that helps qualified B.C. homeowners pay their annual property taxes on their principal residence.

Here’s how it works:
1.Receive your annual property tax notice
2.Confirm you qualify for one of the tax deferment programs
3.Make sure your property tax account is up to date
4.Submit your application to the correct office
5.Know what to expect if your application is approved
6.Renew your tax deferment loan agreement each year

There are certain situations where property taxes can’t be deferred. Find out when you can’t defer your property taxes.

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Home Improvement Assistance Programs

Phone: Vancouver – 604 660-2421
Device for the Deaf (TDD) Vancouver – 604 775-0303
Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/seniors/housing/home-improvement-assistance-programs

The Home Improvement Assistance Programs are funded by the Government of British Columba, and help seniors make their homes safer, more accessible, and more energy efficient. Services include:

Home Adaptations For Independence (HAFI)
BC Seniors’ Home Renovation Tax Credit
Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program On-Reserve
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Green Home Program

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Fuel Tax Refund Program

Office Phone – Toll free: 1 877 388-4440
Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD )
Vancouver: 604 775-0303
Elsewhere in B.C.: 1 800 661-8773
Fax: 250 356-2195
Email: REVREGCL@Victoria1.gov.bc.ca
Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/sales-taxes/motor-fuel-carbon-tax/fuel-tax-refund

When you purchase fuel in B.C., you pay fuel tax. If you have a qualifying disability, the fuel tax refund program allows you to request a refund of the provincial motor fuel tax you paid in B.C. on fuel you used in a vehicle you own or lease.

If you qualify, you’re eligible for a fuel tax refund of up to $500 each calendar year.

To request a refund you need to:
1.Register for the program
2.Receive a confirmation letter
3.Keep your fuel receipts
4.Apply for a refund

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GST/HST Tax Credit

Vancouver Tax Office Address: 468 Terminal Ave
Vancouver BC
Fax: 604-689-7536
Phone: 1-800-267-6999
Website: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/child-family-benefits/goods-services-tax-harmonized-sales-tax-gst-hst-credit.html

The GST/HST credit is a tax-free quarterly payment that helps individuals and families with low or modest incomes offset all or part of the GST or HST that they pay.

You no longer have to apply for the GST/HST credit. The Canada Revenue Agency will automatically determine your eligibility when you file your next income tax and benefit return for the 2014 and later tax years.

Apply Here…

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Caregiver Tax Credit

Phone: 1-866-461-FCAC (3222)
Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-866-914-6097 / 613-947-7771
Fax: 1-866-814-2224 / 613-941-1436
Website: https://www.canada.ca/en/financial-consumer-agency/services/caring-someone-ill/tax-credit-caregiver.html

If you have a dependant with a physical or mental impairment, you may be eligible for the Family Caregiver Amount tax credit.

Learn more about the Family Caregiver Amount – Click Here…

If you’re eligible, you may be able to claim extra money for one or more of the following:
– spouse or common-law partner amount
– amount for an eligible dependant
– infirm dependants age 18 or older
– children under 18 years of age
– caregiver amount

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Disability Tax Credit

Vancouver Tax Office Address: 468 Terminal Ave
Vancouver BC
Fax: 604-689-7536
Phone: 1-800-959-8281 
Website: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/segments/tax-credits-deductions-persons-disabilities/disability-tax-credit.html

The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. An individual may claim the disability amount once they are eligible for the DTC. This amount includes a supplement for persons under 18 years of age at the end of the year. The purpose of the DTC is to provide for greater tax equity by allowing some relief for disability costs, since these are unavoidable additional expenses that other taxpayers don’t have to face.

Step-by-step instructions for filling out Form T2201 for DTC:
Click Here…

Assistance for filling out the forms is available for free by calling the North Shore Disability Resource Centre at 604-985-5371

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