Where to Get Help
The proper name for the form that you get in the mail or pick up from the post office is the income tax and benefit return. Most people just call this a tax return or a tax form. Many people also take one look at the form and think it looks much too difficult for them to fill out. It’s true that it does look complicated. However, you can get help with filling out the form. The Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) wants people to pay their fair share of taxes. They also want to make sure that people receive any refunds and benefits they are entitled to, so they provide help to make it easier to fill out the forms. Read the following article to see where you can go for help with your tax return and who qualifies to have this help.
If you are on social assistance, or if you only have the money you earn by working for someone, filling out a tax return is usually not very complicated. Even so, people don't always feel confident enough to do it for themselves. We hope that when you have worked through the exercises on income tax, you will feel a bit more confident. At the very least, you will know more about how to fill in the forms and where the money goes that you pay in taxes.
But what if you still
don't feel too happy about filling out the forms?
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