Welcome! AFOA Canada talks Indigenous Financial Wellness with Experts. Financial literacy can be complicated. Money Smarts makes it simple and will enlighten and assist Indigenous community members in understanding their finances and improving their financial wellbeing.
Tenez un comptoir d'impôts gratuity - Programme communautaire d'impôt sur le revenu des bénévoles (PCBMI)
Madeleine Castelo, Agente régionale de sensibilisation et de
partenariat (PCBMI), explique les avantages d'accueillir une clinique d'impôt gratuite dans le cadre du Programme communautaire des bénévoles en matière d'impôt. Vous pouvez aider votre communauté en vous portant volontaire et en aidant les membres de la communauté à remplir leur déclaration de revenus et à accéder à leurs prestations.
Let us help you get your benefits! - Short returns
Cayla Linaker, Canada Revenue Agency, discusses the Simplified Income Tax Form and Canada Child Benefits forms and explains how First Nations Communities can request the short return forms, now available for First Nations living on reserve. For more information and to order forms for your community, please call 1-888-837-1531.
Residency – Tax Exemption
Madeleine Castelo, Regional Outreach and Partnership Officer (CVITP), discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a shift in the place of work, and you may want to know if your income remains or becomes exempt under section 87 of the Indian Act as a result of these changes.
Tax Filing and COVID-19 Benefits 2020
To help Canadians during the COVID-19 situation, the Government of Canada has introduced benefits, such as CERB, the CRB, CRCG and CRSB, to help people during this pandemic. Canada Revenue Agency helps break down the challenges.
Grant to host a Volunteer Tax Clinic
Élise Alarie, Director, Community Outreach and Support Division of the Canada Revenue Agency, shares information on the CVITP Grant program. The grants are available to assist communities in offsetting costs incurred by community organizations that host free tax clinics and provides funding for income tax returns filed.
Host a Free Tax Clinic - Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP)
Madeleine Castelo, Regional Outreach and Partnership Officer (CVITP), explains the advantages of hosting a Free Tax Clinic through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Programs. You can help your community by volunteering and assisting community members filing their income taxes and accessing their benefits.