Tax Filing & Benefits
Filing your taxes is an opportunity to boost your income, even if you are not earning an income!
Learn more in this section about financial benefits and where you can go to get help with accessing those benefits and filing your taxes - at no cost.
- Boost Your Income
Whether you are a low-income earner or on social assistance, filing your tax return annually can unlock additional financial benefits and credits and improve your financial status. Did you know you can back file up to 10 years and still access financial benefits? Even if you don’t have an income, you can get money back.
Here's an example:
|Single parent (Taxes Not filed):||(After Tax Filing and Accessing Benefits):|
Annual employment income: $15, 000.00 _________________________________
Total Annual Income: $31, 592.00 ____________________________
Finding help with tax filing and accessing benefits is easy
Financial benefits are always changing. There are many free tax filing services available through partnership with the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program/CRA trained volunteers- see listing below. Trained tax preparers can help you to file your taxes and help you to identify and access financial benefits that you may be eligible for.
- It’s an opportunity to put the extra money to good use
Tax refunds received after you file your taxes can be used to make big-ticket purchases, pay off existing debt or be used to establish savings and investments for yourself or your family! For example, consider investing in a Registered Educational Savings Plan (RESP) to help access post-secondary education.
|Get Your Benefits! is a 20-page plain language booklet listing many federal, provincial and regional benefits and programs for individuals and families living in Manitoba.|
- All tax slips (T3, T4, other)
- Social Insurance Number
- Personal identification: photo ID is preferred
- Rent payment information
- Common law or married couples will need to come together
If you don’t have all the necessary documents, many tax services offered throughout the province can also help you get the documents you need.
Use the listing below to find a free service near you. Free tax services are reserved for low-income individuals and couples who are not self-employed. Unless otherwise noted, services listed are first-come, first-served and are offered by trained tax preparers through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVTIP) / Canada Revenue Agency. Tax refunds can be expected in as little as 7 to 10 days when using a free tax service. Note: This is not a comprehensive listing. For additional tax services offered in your area check with your local Manitoba Housing office, community centres, groups and churches or use the following websites:
211 Manitoba - General listing of tax assistance/clinics in your community (click on financial)
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ACCESS River East – walk-in
975 Henderson Hwy
Thursdays only: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
March 9 - April 27, 2017
Access Transcona – walk-in
845 Regent Ave. W
Thursdays only: 9:00am - 2:30pm
March 23 - April 27, 2017
Acceuil Francophone du Manitoba – walk-in
104, 420 Rue Des Meurons
Every Monday and Thursday, 9 :00am – 4 :00pm
March 2 and March 31, 2017.
Age and Opportunity* - by appointment
For older adults 55 & Over
Norquay Building – walk-in
401 York Avenue - Basement Auditorium
Tuesday – Friday, 9:00am - 2:30pm
February 28- April 28, 2017
Seed Winnipeg - by appointment
Drop-In Thursday beginning 9:00am
80 Salter Street
Contact them by e-mail or by telephone at 204-927-9945
Includes assistance with opening a bank account, opening an RESP.
Visit Seed Winnipeg's website for more information.
Services available all year.
Teulon & District Senior Resource Council - walk-in
Red River Manor – walk in
Selkirk Friendship Centre - walk-in
Selkirk Rotary Manor – walk in
Northeastern Manitoba - Various Contacts (PDF)
Opening Doors to Success – by appointment
90 Brandt Avenue
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
February 27 - April 15, 2017
Includes RM's of Springfield, Beausejour, Whitemouth, Lac Du Bonnet and Pinawa
||Portage La Prairie|
Health Access Centre - walk-in
20 - 7th Street
Monday – Sunday, 11:00a.m.-7:00pm
March - April 30, 2017
The Door - Community Connection Point - walk-in
7-714 Willow Bay
Thursdays, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
March 16 - Apil 27, 2017
Tupper Street Family Resource Centre - by appointment
234 Princess Avenue
9:00am - 3:00pm
Call for availablility - 204-239-3986
|Winkler||Western Manitoba - Various Contacts (PDF)|
Central Station Community Centre - by appointment
2014-545 Industrial Drive
Fridays, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Contact: 204- 325-0257
Includes Birtle, Carberry, Elkhorn, Virden, Minnedosa,
Neepawa, Souris, Rivers, Killarney
Norway House Cree Nation & Employment & Training Centre – walk-in
404020 Walter N. Margaret Road
Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Services available all year.
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