Volunteer Tax Program

The Volunteer Tax Program at the Fernie Seniors Drop-In Centre will once again be operating every Tuesday from March 9 to April 27 from 10am to 2pm. This service is available for people with a modest income and a simple tax return. A modest income, for example, would be a family of four with an income under $50,000.00; for individuals a modest income is $35,000.00 or less.

In order to operate successfully this year, there are new Covid guidelines that need to be followed. They are asking that people book an appointment ahead of time; drop-ins are not encouraged and there is no guarantee that you will be able to be assisted at that time. In order to limit contact, bring your ID and all relevant tax information with you at the time of your appointment. This year the Tax Program will be acting as a drop-off where you will meet briefly with a volunteer, exchange information, and then schedule a time to pick-up your completed taxes.

Masks are required at the Seniors Drop-In Centre and you must sanitize your hands and signin on the Contract Tracing sheet located at the front door. Physical distancing must be maintained. Working together ensures that the Volunteer Tax Program is able to operate for the duration of the service. The program will be forced to cease if Covid guidelines are not respected.

"We appreciate your assistance in ensuring the success of the Program," says Courtney Baker, Administrator for the Fernie Citizens Club of Fernie & District.

If you would like to book an appointment with a Tax Program volunteer at the Seniors Drop-In Centre please contact Courtney at fernieseniors@gmail.com or at 250-423-3312 between the
hours of 10am-2pm, Monday to Friday. To speak with a Tax Program volunteer or book an appointment after 2pm please contact Bill at 250-423-4759 or John at 250-423-7063.

Alternatively, if Tuesday does not work for you, the Fernie Heritage Library will also be acting as a drop-off tax centre. For more info on this option please contact Terry at
tlc4905@gmail.com or at 250-423-4905.