Nanton Quality of Life Foundation offers free tax preparation

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The Nanton Quality of Life Foundation (NQLF) is once again running a community volunteer income tax program for the 2021 tax year.

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This is a free service available to eligible residents of the NQLF service area (Nanton and the Municipal Districts of Willow Creek and Ranchland) who have low income and simple tax status.

This service is offered by the Nanton Quality of Life Foundation and is a collaboration between Family and Community Support Services and the Canada Revenue Agency.

Volunteers are screened by the NQLF and are trained by the Canada Revenue Agency to prepare simple tax returns (via eFile).

From March 1 to April 26, local residents can file T4s including Employment, Old Age Security including Guaranteed Income Supplement, Alberta Seniors and Housing and Pension Plan of Canada, along with their social insurance number, photo ID and previous year’s number. NQLF Notice of Assessment. Volunteers will complete declarations in a timely manner and local residents will be contacted when their declarations have been completed.

There are guidelines for assessing eligibility.

A person is eligible for the program if the gross income is $35,000 or less, couples are eligible with a gross income of $45,000 or less, an adult with one child is eligible with a gross income of $37,500 or less and a couple with one child qualifies with a gross income of $47,500 or less (the maximum income to qualify increases by $2,500 for each additional dependent).

Volunteers are unable to complete complex tax returns.

Individuals who are self-employed or who have business or rental income or expenses are not eligible.

Residents who claim capital gains or losses, employment expenses, or who have declared bankruptcy are not eligible.

The NQLF is unable to assist those filing a tax return for a deceased person.

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