Encouraging Tax Filing
Filing a tax return every year allows individuals and families to unlock access to federal and provincial benefits which can contribute to improved health and wellbeing. Given the widely recognized link between income and health, the following resources were created to encourage people to access these benefits.They can be used in a variety of settings.

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program - several great resources have been developed to promote free tax clinics and support the volunteers who prepare tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals and families.

Posters

Tax Poster Guide - includes suggestions on how to best use the tax filing posters. Guidance is provided for having supportive conversations about tax filing. Key points to speak to include encouraging, explaining, asking about barriers, finding out about eligibility, and reminding about other potential benefits not included in income tax filing.

  Reasons not filing - Norquay poster Those reasons you didn't file your taxes last year? is available prefilled with Norquay Building Tax Clinic information both in colour and in black and white.The black/white version can be used if you do not have access to a colour printer; it also uses less ink. The posters are 8-1/2" x 11".

  - colour pdf
  - black/white pdf

  Both of the following posters - Those reasons you didn't file your taxes last year? and Having trouble making ends meet? - are available with editable boxes to enable you to tailor the information to your setting - either by entering the text before printing or by writing in the information by hand after printing.
  Reasons not file taxes poster Those reasons you didn't file your taxes last year?
  - colour pdf
  - black/white pdf
Trouble ends meet poster

Having trouble making ends meet?
  - colour pdf
  - black/white pdf

Other Resources

   CRA benefits and credits Presentation from Canada Revenue Agency - on Accessing Benefits and Receiving Credits.(May 2017 pdf)
 

CRA 1-pager on tax filing

Fact Sheets from Canada Revenue Agency - provide information about benefits, credits and deductions that can be obtained by regularly filing taxes "even if you have no income at all". They include general fact sheets, and fact sheets tailored to several population groups: Seniors, Indigenous, and Newcomers.

 General fact sheet:   English pdf   and  French pdf

    CRA information for seniors
Seniors
- English pdf
- French pdf
CRA information for Indigenous
Indigenous
- English pdf
- French pdf

 

CRA information for newcomers
Newcomers
- English pdf
- French pdf
- Arabic pdf

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