Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SOS is only able to offer essential services. This includes: Meals on Wheels, Emergency Assistance & Advocacy (by phone),  Seniors Advocacy (by phone), Counselling Referral (online), Seniors grocery shopping and Friendly Phone Visiting (through Ocenaside Better at Home and BC211), the Homeless Prevention Program and the Income Tax program (by phone). SOS Thrift Shop is closed until further notice and cannot accept donations until we reopen. SOS Community Services Centres are closed, and volunteer activities are suspended with the exception of a few areas. For more information or for assistance, call 250-248-2093. Monetary donations are critical at this time to keep our services available. If you are able, please consider donating. We wish you good health and hope to reconnect again soon.

Income Tax Returns

Posted in Adult & Seniors Programs

Need help filing your tax return?

Income Tax Returns

The SOS Income Tax  program provides assistance with the preparation of basic income tax returns for low-income individuals and families. The program works in conjunction with the Revenue Canada Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. This ensures that volunteers participate in on-line training sessions.

Regular Tax clinics are held from March 1 to April 30 each year. The program is also available year-round by appointment.

Filing your taxes improves access to government benefits (e.g. Universal Childcare Tax Benefit, GST and Guaranteed Income Supplement) support services and tax credits. 

Annual income criteria to qualify (total family income is under):

  • 1 person: $35,000 
  • 2 people: $45,000
  • 3 people: $47,500
  • 4 people: $50,000

Home or care facility visits are available to those with mobility issues.

Donations are gratefully accepted.

To make an Income Tax appointment, please call 250-248-2093 ext. 229.

The program takes place at the SOS Community Services Centres in Parksville, at 245 West Hirst Ave, and in Qualicum Beach, at 744 Primrose St.

For more information call the phone number above or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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