Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
Tax prep assistance for eligible County residents
CVITP Program Overview
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.
If your income falls within one of the the tiers below, you likely qualify for the County's FREE Community Colunteer Income Tax Program. Please also review the qualification criteria on this page.
More Than 5 Persons
$52,500 plus $2,500 for each additional person
Volunteers are ready to assist you in preparing your annual tax returns. Review the criteria below to see if you qualify.
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
Get In Touch
To schedule an appointment, or for more information regarding the program and its eligibility criteria, please contact County's Community Services Coordinator Taryn Monteith at 780.785.3411 (toll-free 1.866.880.5722) or tmonteith (@) LSAC.ca.