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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.