Oak Bay volunteers crunch numbers

10 volunteers ready to help Oak Bay residents ahead of the April 30 tax filing deadline

Oak Bay residents who fall into the lowest income bracket according to Canada Revenue Services, can get a little help with their taxes.

Every year since 1979, Oak Bay Volunteer Services sends out its volunteers to help with basic taxes through the The CRA Community Volunteer Income Tax Program that celebrates 47 years this year.

“Our volunteers go out to people’s homes and do it one-on-one with them,” said Renee Lormé-Gulbrandsen, executive director of OBVS. “Some of them have been doing it a long time and we have some new ones too.”

Residents must have all their slips at the ready for one of the 10 volunteers to come by ahead of the April 30 tax filing deadline.

Last year, 2,447 volunteers and 528 community organizations in B.C. and Yukon helped 105,185 people prepare and file their returns.

To find out more about the Oak Bay Volunteer Society, go to oakbayvolunteers.bc.ca, call 250-595-1034 or drop by their office at 101-2167 Oak Bay Ave. in lower level of Oak Bay municipal hall.


 

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