Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Free Tax Returns from the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Photo by Got Credit on / CC BY

It’s tax time and the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) wants to help you file your tax return!  Anyone with a modest income and simple tax situation is eligible to take advantage of free CVITP tax clinics. 

Tax clinics are open from now until the end of April.  You can find local tax clinics, eligibility information, and what you need to bring to have your return completed here.  You can also set up a free MyCRA web app account and visit the “Help with my taxes” section for more information.

The CVITP is a Canada Revenue Agency initiative intended to assist key stakeholders with tax return preparation.  Volunteers prepare simple tax returns only, and the following returns are EXEMPT from the program:
  • Returns for deceased persons
  • Bankruptcy returns
  • Returns for self-employed individuals
  • Returns reporting capital gains or losses
  • Returns reporting employment expenses
  • Returns reporting business or rental income and expenses
Post by Alana Marshall, fieldwork student with CAOT-BC.


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