Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

AKA: Volunteer Tax Preparation Clinics
Provided by: Government of Canada - Canada Revenue Agency - AKA: CRA

Service Description

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 held in: Alberton, Charlottetown, Cornwall, Hunter River, Montague, O'Leary, Souris, and Summerside.

Clinics tend to run March-April.

Information

Eligibility:
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:
-Employment
-Pension
-Benefits such as CPP, disability, CCB, EI, social assistance
-RRSP
-Support payments
-Scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or grants
-Interest (under $1,000)

Income eligibility (total income):
-One person: less than $35,000
-Two people: 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
Fees:
No fees
How to Access:
Dependent on location: may be by appointment, walk-in or drop-off and pick-up
Documents Required:
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)
Program Hours:
Hours vary by clinic* See website or call for details
Language:
English
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

Service Locations & Contact Info

      • Coverage Area:
        Prince Edward Island
      • Phone number is a 24-hour automated service * Telephone agents available Monday-Friday (except holidays) 10am-6pm AST
    • Toll-Free Number
      Across Canada
      1-800-959-8281