Income Tax Credits / Benefits

Individuals, families with children and seniors may be eligible for tax credits and  various programs based on their annual income as reported to Revenue Canada through completing an income tax form.

Refundable Tax Credits include:

  • GST credit
  • BC Low Income Climate Action tax credit

Financial Assistance Programs based on yearly income that require submission of a completed application as well as annual filing of an income tax form include:

  • Canada Child Tax Benefit, Child Disability Benefit, BC Early Childhood Tax Benefit & BC Family Bonus
  • GIS, Allowance or Allowance for the Survivor
  • MSP Premium Assistance
  • Fair Pharmacare
  • Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters
  • Some in-home or community health care services

The Volunteer Income Tax Program is available in many communities in March & April of each year. to help low income persons complete their tax returns (see separate entry in the Directory). Check with a local Community Services Agency or a Seniors' Centre for a schedule and more information.

Tax forms are generally available at a local Post Office.

NOTE: Go to this Revenue Canada Canada website to learn about changes to taxes and benefits due to the COVID-19 Crisis

Address / Contact Info

Canada Revenue Agency Surrey Tax Centre
9755 King George Boulevard Surrey, BCV3T 2V3

Phone Numbers

Toll-free : 1-800-959-8281

Service Details

Geographic areas served: Castlegar, Grand Forks, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail

Web Links

Location Map

This program was last updated on 07 Apr 2020.