Helping low-income Calgarians at tax time
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Helping low-income Calgarians at tax time

It’s that time of year again, time to figure out what you owe the taxman and one group wants to make it easier on low income Calgarians.

The United Way is teaming up with the Calgary Public Library to provide assistance to anyone who can qualify.

They’re offering free tax clinics with trained volunteers who will walk participants through the process of filling out their tax returns for free.

President Lucy Miller says it’s about connecting Calgarians with the opportunities they have available to them.

“If people get their taxes done properly often times there are refunds that they wouldn’t otherwise have known about,” she tells 660News.

Reaction so far she says has been positive, appointments are quickly being snatched up throughout the city.

You can qualify for a free tax clinic at the library if:

* You’re a single person with an income of $30,000 or less
* You’re a couple with an income of $45,000 or less
* You’re one adult with one child and an income of $35,000 or less
* For each additional dependent, add $2,500 to your income for the sake of determining eligibility
Your income gained through interest is less than $1,000

Clinics have been made available at the Shawnessy, Forest Lawn, Shaganappi, Thornhill, Village Square, Bowness, Alexander Calhoun, and Central public libraries.

Last year 500 Calgarians took advantage of the library tax clinics.

For more information click here.