Now Available: Guide to Income Tax and Benefits for the 2017 Tax Year
With taxes due April 30, 2018, this time can be challenging for people living with dementia and caregivers. To help navigate some of the complexities of the tax season, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. prepares an annual Guide to Income Tax and Benefits. This handout provides some basic tips that may be particularly useful for people with dementia and their families.
“The Guide collects relevant information for caregivers and people living with dementia who may already be stressed and don’t know what questions to ask” says Lori Kelly, a Provincial Coordinator with the Society. “The Guide may also help point families to benefits that they may not be aware of.”
This year’s Guide to Income Tax and Benefits highlights new tax changes that came into effect in the 2017 tax year. To download the Guide to Income Tax and Benefits for the 2017 tax year click here or call the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033.
It is important to note that the information provided in the handout is only a summary. It is meant to alert caregivers and people living with dementia about some options they may want to consider discussing with their tax preparer. Income tax rules are complicated and change every year, so the Society encourages you to get professional help with your taxes.
Download the Guide to Income Tax and Benefits today!