April 14, 2020 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Please take note that the start of the Makivik Volunteer Income Tax Program is being suspended until further notice. We are still taking all measures to ship the necessary supplies to Nunavik communities in order to begin as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Makivik has communicated with the Director of Public Health at the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, and the Director of Public Security at the Kativik Regional Police Force, seeking guidance to relaunch the program safely, and to ensure the necessary precautions are put in place. We want to take care that when we start the program this year, we respect social distancing, and protect the health of the Beneficiaries, including our agents.
The Makivik Volunteer Income Tax Program provides personal tax services to approximately 6,000 Inuit Beneficiaries each year. Both Revenue Quebec and the Canada Revenue Agency have extended the deadline to produce and file personal income taxes to June 1, 2020.
Our physical offices at Makivik Corporation remain closed at this time. If you would like to get in contact with us, please do so by visiting www.Makivik.org/contact
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Makivik is the land claims organization mandated to manage the heritage funds of the Inuit of Nunavik provided for under the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement. Makivik’s role includes the administration and investment of these funds and the promotion of economic growth by providing assistance for the creation of Inuit-operated businesses in Nunavik. Makivik promotes the preservation of Inuit culture and language as well as the health, welfare, relief of poverty, and education of Inuit in the communities.