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Benefits and Susan Alcott

tax: Many federal benefits for low-income people, including the revamped workers' benefit and the Canada Child Benefit, as well as provincial and municipal benefits, are calculated through income tax returns, according to Metro News. More returns filed means more benefits. The Liberals gave volunteer-driven clinics like this a boost in last week's budget, bringing annual spending on the community volunteer income tax program to 13 million, and allowing them to operate year-round. Susan Alcott, who oversees the tax clinic at the Shepherds of Good Hope, said many of the people using her clinic don't realize they can receive benefits for filing a return. Our clients don't pay taxes, she said. One of the misconceptions that our clients have is that they pay taxes. ( As reported in the news.