Volunteer Tax Preparation Clinics (aka Community Volunteer Income Tax Program)
Provided by: Government of Canada - Canada Revenue Agency (aka CRA)Update This Listing Print
* COVID-19 UPDATE: Some community organizations are hosting free virtual tax clinics. Volunteers may be able to complete and file your taxes for free, by videoconference or by phone. To find a free virtual clinic, please check the directory. Please note that not all listed tax clinics listed in the directory are virtual.
Tax filing season has been extended from April 30 to June 1, 2020. To learn more about other ways to file your taxes, please go to this web page.
Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, community organizations host free tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to prepare income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation.
Clinics tend to run March-April * Some may run year-round
Individuals with a modest income and a simple tax situation. In general, a simple tax situation means you have no income or your income comes from the following sources:
* Benefits such as CPP, disability, CCB, EI, social assistance
* Support payments
* Scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or grants
* Interest (under $1,000)
* Total income for a single individual less than $30,000
* Total income for a couple less than $40,000 (add $2,500 for each dependent)
* Total income for a couple is less than $45,000 (add $2,500 for each additional dependent)
Volunteers do not prepare tax returns for complex situations such as:
* Returns for deceased persons
* Individuals who file for bankruptcy
* Self-employed individuals
* Individuals who report capital gains or losses
* Individuals who report employment expenses, or business or rental income and expenses
Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (aka CVITP)
Hours of Operation:
Phone number is a 24-hour automated service * Telephone agents available Monday-Friday (except holidays) 9am-5pm
Hours of Operation:
Tax clinics tend to run March-April and are held at various locations across Nova Scotia * Some clinics operate year-round
Days and hours vary for each site where the program is held * Please visit the website or call the number listed for details
Varies by location * May be drop-in, by appointment only, or drop-off and pick-up * When locations are posted online, it will state the application process for each clinic
All applicable information slips and receipts such as: * Identification * T4's, T5's, T5007's, etc * Receipts for medical expenses * Any receipts for charitable donation made and not previously claimed (within previous 5 years) * Tuition receipts (T2202A) * A copy of the previous years Notice of Assessment (if possible) * Banking information to sign up for direct deposit (if applying)
Varies by location
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