Be sure to FILE TAXES BEFORE APRIL 30 to avoid delays on:
– Old age security benefit payments
– GST/HST credit (including any related provincial credits)
– Canada child tax benefit payments
Recently the Federal Government found that 13,000 BC seniors (83,000 Canada wide) did not receive Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) payments for up to seven years because they did not file income tax for one or more years. They are now fixing the problem and making retro-active payments to these low-income seniors.
Seniors who earn $17,300 annually or less are elibible – however you MUST FILE an income tax return and apply for the GIS.
Click below to see the BC Senior Advocates full media release.