Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw and H&R Block are partnering to provide Members with personal tax preparation services for the 2022 year.
The service is available for Members with simple tax returns (eg. no business income) and is free for Elders 55+, Income Assistance clients, and those with a 2022 low income as set by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
This service will be available between March 7 and April 27, 2023. There have been some changes this year to how tax preparation services are being offered. Members can visit the Main Office, Totem Hall, the H&R Block branch in North Vancouver, or submit online (a new option for this year). Intake days/hours for the options vary so please see the tabs below for more information.
Note that Nation staff cannot accept tax documents from Members. Members must submit their tax slips using one of the options below or else the return cannot be processed.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Members can submit their tax slips and any documentation from the Canada Revenue Agency in one of the following ways. Note that the days/times for each option vary. Please read the following information carefully.
Please note that you must sign the forms when submitting documents or else your return will not be processed. If uploading online, you will be prompted to complete all the required paperwork. You cannot drop off or submit documents for someone else. Nation staff cannot accept tax documents from Members.
H&R Block will contact you if any further information is needed.
You will be contacted when your return is ready. You will need to sign a release form which can be done in person or via email. If you are not eligible for the free service, you will need to pay the fee by cash or debit/credit card. Payment by card can also be processed over the phone. H&R Block requires payment before they can submit your tax return to the CRA.
This service is available to Members with simple income tax returns (eg. no business income or other complex situations).
It is free for:
If you are not eligible for the free service, you will be charged a discounted price.
This service is only available if you bring your documents to either Totem Hall, the H&R Block branch at 1754 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2J7, or use the online file upload system at home or at the Main Office. If attending the H&R Block location in person, you will be required to show your status card. Please do not go to any other H&R Block locations.
*Maximum household income
1 person: $26,500
2 persons: $32,900
3 persons: $40,500
4 persons: $49,200
5 persons: $55,700
6 persons: $62,900
7 persons or more: $70,000
H&R Block can provide an at home service for Elders who cannot attend the in-person intake days due to limited mobility. For everyone's safety, Elders should not request this service if they have an illness such as COVID-19.
To request an at home visit, please call the Main Office at 604-980-4553 or email email@example.com. Staff will assist in arranging for an H&R Block representative to go to your home to check your ID and have you sign paperwork.
Understanding your taxes and benefits
Members must follow the same tax rules as any other resident in Canada, unless all or part of their income is eligible for the tax exemption under section 87 of the Indian Act. Members also have access to the same benefits and credits as other Canadians as long as they file a tax return.
Canada Revenue Agency has set up a webpage to provide information. This page will:
CRA free tax clinics
If you are not eligible for the Nation’s tax preparation services, you may be eligible for help at a free tax clinic run by the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). Volunteers complete tax and benefit returns for people who have a modest income and a simple tax situation (eg. Indigenous people, Elders, students).
Find a tax clinic near you. There are in-person and virtual options.