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News and Updates


Need a hand to prepare your tax return for 2014?

  If you do not know how to prepare your income tax and benefit return, the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) may be able to help you.  Community organization volunteers prepare returns for eligible taxpayers who have low to modest income and a simple tax situation. Are you eligible for help? To find out if you are eligible for help, use the income levels shown in the table below called “Maximum Income Levels.” For each additional dependant you have, add $2,500 to the family income. You should not have interest income of more than $1,000. Maximum Income Levels Taxpayer status Family Income Single person – up to $30,000 Couple – up to $40,000 Community organizations have the flexibility to adjust or set eligibility criteria for tax filers based on the local economic environment, the population they serve, and their own capacity. Volunteers do not prepare complex returns, such as returns for individuals who: – have self-employed income; – have business or rental income and expenses; – have capital gains or losses; – have employment expenses; – file for bankruptcy; or – deceased in the year Seniors Come Share Society will be offering free tax clinics at several locations in Surrey and White Rock from March-April 2015. Please contact volunteer@comeshare.ca or call (604) 531-9400 ext. 203 for more information    

Thank You For Your Generosity!

We would like to thank several organizations for their generous donations to seniors in our community. Your Christmas gifts brought joy and happiness to many seniors and they are all extremely grateful for your gifts. Many of them had tears in their eyes! Your Christmas donations were the only gifts they were receiving this holiday season and they couldn’t believe your kindness. The amazing organizations include: Sikka Foundation: $5,000 donation in Save on Food/Price Smart Gift Cards. Visit their website at www.sikkafoundation.com to learn more and to show support. Home Instead Senior Care: Generous donation of 15 Gift Hampers from their be a Santa to a Senior gift program. Visit their website at www.beasantatoasenior.com to learn more and to show support.   The Staff at Coast Capital Savings Semiahmoo Branch: The Staff at Coast Capital Savings raised money and donated 22 gift bags. Visit their Branch to help us say thanks!           The Residences of Abby Lane: Generous donation of 10 Gift Baskets. Visit their website www.abbylaneresidence.ca to learn more and show support.           The White Rock Garden Club: They generously donated over 200 flower arrangements! Learn more about their club       Envision Financial: The Newton Envision Financial Branch generously donated a many gifts such as scarves, toques, and gloves. Visit their Branch to help us say thanks!