March 19, 2020 – Kuujjuaq , Nunavik – Makivvik has made the decision to suspend the Nunavik Volunteer Income Tax Program in response to the threat of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The suspension is scheduled to last until March 30.
The volunteer tax program assists Nunavik beneficiaries by providing tax filing services and each year the program files approx. 6,000 tax returns.
This measure is being put in place to protect the health and safety of both our agents and community members.
Revenue Quebec, along with the Canada Revenue Agency, have extended the deadline to produce and file personal income taxes to June 1, 2020.
We will continue to monitor the situation, and if the program is to be postponed further, updates will be published both on our website and Facebook page.
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Makivvik 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. Makivvik’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. Makivvik promotes the preservation of Inuit culture and language as well as the health, welfare, relief of poverty, and education of Inuit in the communities.