Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Need help preparing your tax return? 
Community Support Services and its volunteers are trained in assisting individuals and families with a simple tax situation. 

Tax season clinics will be offered: March and April 2024

In order to be eligible for the CVITP, individuals must have a modest income and a simple tax situation.

This may include include:

  •  Adults 65 years and older 
  • Housing-insecure individuals 
  • Indigenous Peoples 
  • Modest-income individuals 
  • Newcomers 
  • Persons with disabilities students

 Simple Tax Situation

In general, your tax situation is simple if you have no income or if your income comes from these sources:

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

Your tax situation is not simple if you: 
 

  • Are self-employed or have employment expenses
  • Have business or rental income and expenses
  • Have capital gains or losses
  • File for bankruptcy
  • Are completing a tax return for a deceased person
Modest Income

Please contact us and we can walk you through guideline that determine if your situation is considered a modest income.

Appointments

Please call (403) 207-7079 to book an appointment and learn more about this program or email cssinfo@chestermere.ca  
 

Volunteer Opportunities

If you have experience in preparing tax returns and would like to register to become a volunteer and help provide this important community service, please feel free to contact us year-round.