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Free Tax Preparation Service - Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP)

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) sponsors the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, which provides free help to complete income tax returns.  This free service is available to people with low income and a simple tax situation, who are not able to prepare their own tax returns.  Returns will not be prepared for deceased persons, bankrupt individuals, or for people with capital gains/losses, business income or rental income.

For 2015 tax returns, low income is considered to be $30,000 for an individual, $40,000 for a couple (add $2,500 for each dependant), and $35,000 for an individual with a dependant (add $2,500 for each dependant).  Interest income must be less than $1,000.

There are volunteer tax clinics in many communities.  Most of them operate in March and April.  For more information on this service, and a phone # to call for more information, see Need a hand with your taxes on the CRA web site.

See also Tax Information for Students.


Revised: April 20, 2016

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