Volunteer tax program aims to help qualifying individuals file their taxes

It's tax season once again and the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is making its return to the region.

The program aims to help individuals with an annual income of less than $30,000, and families earning between $35,000 and $40,000 file their income taxes.

It will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion in Bathurst from March 27th to 31st and from April 3rd to 7th.

Lead volunteer Margaret Payne-Chenard says you can volunteer to help out as well and that previous accounting or tax-filing experience is not required.

Payne-Chenard is hoping to recruit eight to ten volunteers.

Meanwhile, program coordinator Marc Gosselin says there is a new initiative called a Super Clinic this year.

In addition to receiving help to file returns, participants can also get information from the Canada Revenue Agency on obtaining a SIN number for children as well as registering children for the Canada Learning Bond.

The super clinic is scheduled for March 18th.


(with files from the Northern Light)