CRA extension could help Volunteer program

Deadline of April 30 allows those still wishing to take advantage of the local Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.

Seniors column – By Marilyn Boxwell

Following a week-long total shutdown of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), which oversees the income tax return administration, owing to a major malware invasion of the CRA computerized operation,  word has been received that the deadline date for filing one’s return is set now at May 15.

This extension to the previous deadline of April 30 allows those still wishing to take advantage of the local Community Volunteer Income Tax Program to do so.

The CVITP trained volunteers continue to be available free of charge,  to provide assistance to those on a low to moderate income levels, as determined by Canada Revenue Agency, according to eligibiity criteria.

At present, various pickup or drop-off tax package  locations are stationed throughout the area, ranging from New Denver and Silverton through Nakusp and on to Fauquier, Edgewood and beyond as needed.

For those requiring assistance within their own home or care facility location owing to one’s limited mobility are also served.

Now completing its eleventh year of service to our various communities, our CVIT program  volunteers who are both trained and registered with CRA have been most generous in providing confidential, accurate and consistent service down through the years to all area adults (not just to seniors).

For further information or referral to a team member who is available to provide help in completing their income tax package,  please contact me (Marilyn Boxwell, CVITP local coordinator) at 265-0075.