UPDATE: Effective September 2020, PwC will have completed their engagement to provide personal income tax services to the Squamish Nation.

The Nation’s Finance department will resume this role for any returns that are submitted from this point forward.

The CRA has announced that Canadians who are presently receiving the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) credit and/or Canada child benefit (CCB) payments will continue to receive these payments until the end of September 2020, even if you have not yet filed your 2019 tax return. If your 2019 tax return is not assessed yet, payment amounts for the period July-September 2020 will be based on information from your 2018 tax return. If the CRA is unable to assess your 2019 tax return by early September 2020, your estimated benefits and/or credits will stop in October 2020 and you’ll have to repay the estimated amounts that were issued to you starting in July 2020.

The Nation will continue to provide personal tax services to members.

The Nation is able to assist with non-complex returns (i.e., no rental income or business income)

All services will be provided remotely (telephone and/or online) by the Finance Department due to COVID-19 safety measures.

How to access tax preparation support:

  • Complete an online intake form below (**preferred**)

OR

  • Call Squamish Nation Finance Department at 604-980-4553. Calls will be answered during regular working hours. If leaving a voicemail after hours, please indicate that it is related to the tax returns.

Next Steps for Members Requiring Tax Return Services

Please click on the button below. This will open a pop-up with the links to download the applicable form. Once you’ve provided this information someone from Finance will reach out to you to discuss required signatures.

If you have difficulties and are unable to use the form, please email taxreturns@squamish.net and Squamish Nation staff will provide assistance or take down the required information over the phone.

Click Here to complete an online tax intake form.
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What do I need to provide, and how will I sign documents?

The amount of information you will need to provide will depend on whether or not your tax return was filed by the Nation last year. Typically the information required will be personal identification (name, date of birth, social insurance number, dependants, marital status etc.), and some general questions all taxpayers answer annually (i.e. did you dispose of your home in the year, are you a citizen etc.). No copies of tax related slips or documents will be required. Once your information has been provided you will need to sign a document that allows Finance Department Staff to access the Canada Revenue Agency’s online system to download your tax slips directly into the tax return. One your return is done you will need to sign one more form to provide authorization for Finance Department Staff to electronically file your return. These two forms can be signed using an electronic system called DOCUSIGN. Docusign is a convenient and secure system that allows a user to provide an electronic signature rather than having to physically sign a piece of paper. This method of signing is extremely secure and is accepted by most of the major banks in North America as well as the Canada Revenue Agency. You don’t have to leave your home to have your return prepared and filed!

I have more questions, who can I ask?

If you have more tax preparation questions please email taxreturns@squamish.net

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If you HAVE filed a Tax return with the Squamish Nation before

DOWNLOAD form

If you HAVE NOT filed a Tax return with the Squamish Nation before

DOWNLOAD form

How to use these forms:

  1. Choose the correct form above.
  2. Right-click the DOWNLOAD link and choose "Save link as..."
  3. Make sure you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your device
    (see below)
  4. Open the downloaded Personal Tax Information form with Adobe Acrobat Reader and fill out your details.
  5. Click the submit button on the form to send us your information - this will open your email software and start a new email to our tax team.
    Just click send in your email client!

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They require that you open them with Adobe Acrobat Reader to work properly.
You can download and install the FREE Acrobat Reader here.