Tax Season

News Date: 
1 March 2019

According to Benjamin Franklin, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  Tax season is now upon us, and if you need help filing your return or need someone to do it for you, then you are welcome to come to the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) held at the library on March 26 and 27 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. This is a FREE service available to residents who have low income and a simple tax situation. Residents of Turner Valley and Black Diamond can attend a Walk-in Tax Clinic at the library where designated volunteers will complete and e-file their taxes on site using software provided by the Canada Revenue Agency. Volunteers have been pre-screened and approved by Canada Revenue Agency. If your income is up to $30,000 (single person), $40,000 (couple), or $35,000 (one adult with child) then you are eligible to use the service.  Volunteers don’t prepare complex returns or returns for deceased persons. You will not qualify if you have self-employment income; business or rental income and expenses; capital gains or losses; employment expenses; or have filed for bankruptcy. Residents must provide all employment T-4s,government tax slips and any relevant expense receipts such as donations or medical expenses. A printout of all your medical expenses for the year can be obtained from your pharmacist.

Starting Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 pm we will be hosting a new genealogy group. This group will be ideal for anyone interested in researching their family tree but doesn’t know where to start; or perhaps you have hit a brick wall in your research. There are techniques you can learn to get you started or help break down those brick walls and enable you to share your journey with others. Please register at the library.

Local Turner Valley artist Chester Lees makes a return to Sheep River Library with a new exhibition of artwork entitled “Changing Horizons”. The exhibition, which runs from March 4 to April 30, includes new landscapes featuring cactus plants and ruined buildings, more owls and even a pussy cat. The opening reception is on Saturday, March 9 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Private escorted tours by the artist can be requested by e-mailing chesterarts@telus.net. Paintings will be exhibited in both rooms of the exhibition space.

There are some events coming up in March you might not want to miss. Susan Raby-Dunne will be doing her audio-visual presentation on The Brooding Soldier and its Creator, Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 pm. She will also have books for sale and signing. The Diamond Valley songwriters will have their inaugural meeting on Wednesday, March 13, facilitated by Al Mehl. Our Law talk series continues on Tuesday, March 5 with Southern Alberta Law, looking at the topic of Family Law Basics. Our basic computer courses get under way again on March 6. If you need help with any computers in any way (you know who you are!) please register for these classes. Please go to www.sheepriverlibrary.ca for a full list of programs and classes running through to June.