Want help with your taxes? Do you meet our eligibility criteria?

Join us for a Free Tax Clinic at the Fernwood Community Centre. Running every Tuesday from 5:30-8pm until the end of April 2021. Tax clinics are by appointment only – no drop-ins. To register, contact Selena at 250-381-1552 ext.124 or 250-514-2946, or by email at selena@fernwoodnrg.ca.


Criteria for the Free Tax Clinic

All tax returns done by the Free Tax Clinic are e-filed.  We do not do paper returns

Your income must be less than the following:

Family Size Total family income under…
1 person $35,000
2 persons $45,000
3 persons $47,500
4 persons $50,000
5 persons $52,500


Your income tax return must be simple. Your tax situation is simple if you have no income or if your income comes from any of these sources:

  • Employment
  • Pension
  • Benefits, such as Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, disability insurance, employment insurance, and social assistance
  • Registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs)
  • Support payments
  • Scholarships, fellowships, bursaries, or grants
  • Interest (under $1,000)

You do not met the requirements for the free tax clinic if your income is above the estimated chart above or your tax situation is not simple and includes:

  • Being self-employed or having employment expenses
  • Having business or rental income and expenses
  • Having interest income over $1,000
  • Capital gains or losses
  • Foreign property (T1135)
  • Bankrupt individuals in the year of bankruptcy (or the year prior, if that return has not been filed)
  • Deceased individuals