Tax Help From The CRA

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Tax season is almost here, and this year COVID -19 has caused all types of questions regarding the 2020 income tax returns. Swan Hills FCSS is unable to have presentations in person right now, so, they have reached out the CRA Outreach Specialist to offer virtual information sessions. In accordance with this request, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will be offering a series of six free webinars on a range of topics to help answer some of your questions and hopefully alleviate some of your concerns.

Here is a breakdown of the upcoming webinars, complete with dates and times:

· Benefits and Credits for All – March 4, 2021 @ 3:00 PM

-Topics will include: the Canada Child Benefit, Child Disability Benefit, Disability Tax Credit, GST, Canada Workers Benefit, and Climate action incentive.

· Disability Tax Credit – March 18, 2021 @ 9:00 AM

- Topics will include: Eligibility, Application, Claiming the deduction, and Gateway to Other Government Programs.

· Students/Youth, Scams, and Digital Services – April 6, 2021 @ 1:00 PM

- Topics will include: Tax Information for Students and Youths, Scams, and Digital Services for Individuals.

· Indigenous Benefits and Credits for All – April 20, 2021 @ 1:00 PM

- Topics will include: the Canada Child Benefit, Child Disability Benefit, Disability Tax Credit, GST, Canada Workers Benefit, Climate Action Incentive, and Non-Taxable Income Earned on Reserve.

· Newcomers Benefits and Credits for All – April 22, 2021 @ 1:00 PM

-Topics will include: the Canada Child Benefit, Child Disability Benefit, Disability Tax Credit, GST, Canada Workers Benefit, Residency Status, and How to File.

· Seniors Benefits and Credits for All – May 11, 2021 @ 1:00 PM

-Topics will include: Common Types of Income and Credits For Seniors, Pension Income Splitting, Registered Retirement Savings Plans, OAS Repayment, Payment Methods, Authorizing a Representative, and the Climate Action Incentive.

All of the webinars will be presented by the Regional CRA Outreach Officer for the Western Region of Canada.

If you would like to attend any of these webinars, visit swanhillsfcss.eventbrite.ca to register free of charge.

Dean LaBerge, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Grizzly Gazette