December 9, 2018 3:01 pm

Quebec revenue agency recruiting volunteers to help low-income earners file tax returns

The Quebec revenue agency is seeking volunteers to help low-income earners file their tax returns.

Graeme Roy
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Filing income tax returns can be tricky — that’s why people often hire professionals to do the work for them.

But not everyone has the means to hire a someone else to do their taxes.

That’s why Revenu Québec is seeking volunteers to help low-income earners file their tax returns.

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In a news release on its website, the agency says the goal is to make sure low-income earners get the benefits and tax credits to which they are entitled.

Volunteers receive online training to ensure they have the skills to file simple tax returns.

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The volunteer program, run in collaboration with the Canada Revenue Agency, has been going strong for 30 years.

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Last year, more than 3,350 volunteers helped 160,000 people from across the province complete their federal and provincial tax forms.

For more information on how to become a volunteer or how to access services, visit the Revenu Québec website.

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