The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) 


The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is collaboration between community organizations and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Various community organizations host free tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to complete tax returns for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation.

Want to help your community? To find out how to become a volunteer, or to become a participating community organization, go to www.canada.ca/taxes-volunteer, or call us at 1 (855) 516-4405.

Can you help?  The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is seeking volunteers.  Click here for more details


CVITP FACTS

  • The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is a collaboration between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and community organizations

  • Various community organizations host tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to prepare tax returns for individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation

  • The objective of the CVITP is to help eligible individuals who are unable to prepare their income tax and benefit returns by themselves. The program and its services are offered free of charge

  • The CRA offers training and tax software for the volunteers as well as a network of CVITP coordinators to guide community organizations through the delivery of the program

  • Each year, community organizations and volunteers help over half a million Canadians file their tax returns

  • Volunteer tax preparation clinics are generally offered between February and April of each year in various locations across each province. Some clinics are open year-round

  • Volunteers do not prepare tax returns for complex situations such as: returns for deceased persons; individuals who file for bankruptcy; self-employed individuals; individuals who report capital gains or losses; or individuals who report employment expenses, or business or rental income and expenses

  • The CVITP is an integral part of the CRA’s commitment to contribute to the well-being of Canadians and the efficiency of government by delivering world-class tax and benefit administration that is
    responsive, effective, and trusted

  • Tax Clinic locations and details can be found HERE