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.
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