It's income tax time again!
This can be a stressful time of year if you don't enjoy preparing your income taxes. It can also be a difficult and expensive process. Luckily the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) has create a new program to help. You may qualify to have your taxes completed by the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.
Need a hand?
If you need help to prepare your income tax and benefit return, community organization volunteers may be able to prepare your return for you!
Who does the CVITP help?
The CVITP helps eligible taxpayers who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. This may include:
- Aboriginal peoples
- social assistance recipients
- newcomers to Canada
Returns not eligible
Volunteers do not prepare returns for individuals who:
- have self-employment income
- have business or rental income and expenses
- have capital gains or losses
- have employment expenses
- file for bankruptcy
- are deceased in the year
How can you get help?
To find a free tax clinic in your area or to get more information about the CVITP, go to Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) or call 1-800-959-8281.
What is the CVITP?
The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is a collaboration between community organizations and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Community organizations host tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to prepare income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. The CRA provides coordinators and offers training and tax software.