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The County provides tax preparation assistance for residents who fit within the household income threshold. 

The annual Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is a partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency and local organizations. Each tax season, these community groups host tax preparation clinics, and also arrange for volunteers to prepare income tax and benefit returns for County residents who qualify for the CVITP program.

Program Details

Under the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), volunteers assist qualified candidates in preparing their Income Tax Returns. The returns are then completed between March 1 and April 15 of each year. CVITP is a partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and community organizations, whereby volunteers prepare income tax returns for eligible residents, review those results with the client, and with the client’s approval, e-file the return.

Income Thresholds

If your income falls within one of the tiers below, you likely qualify for the County's free Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.

Family Size

Household Income

One Person

$35,000.00 per year

Two People

$45,000.00 per year

Three People

$47,500.00 per year

Four People

$50,000.00 per year

Five People

$52,500.00 per year

More Than Five People

$52,500.00 plus $2,500 for each additional person

Qualification Criteria

Volunteers are ready to assist you in preparing your annual tax returns. Review the criteria below. If you qualify, get started by reaching out to the Community Services team.

Barriers to Participation

Unfortunately, income tax returns cannot be completed by our volunteers if:

  • You're self-employed or have employment expenses
  • You have business income and expenses (unless income is in box 048 on a T4A slip and less than $1,000 with no related expenses)
  • You have rental income and expenses
  • You have interest income over $1,000
  • You have capital gains or losses
  • You have filed for bankruptcy
  • You're completing a tax return for a deceased person
  • You are a foreign worker

Gather Your Paperwork

The following details will be required in order for CVITP volunteers to complete your return:

  • Personal information (address, birthdate, Social Insurance Number, marital status)
  • Dependents’ information (spouse/children’s names, birth dates)
  • All “T” slips (T4, T4A, OAS, etc)
  • All forms, schedules and labels you have received from Revenue Canada
  • Receipts for any expenses, such as medical, moving, tuition, sporting activities, etc.
  • Previous year’s tax return, if available
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