Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

City of Chestermere Community Support Services Tax Clinics 

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

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. The following table provides a guideline to determine what is considered a modest income. In general, a modest income means the total family income is less than the amount shown in the chart below, based on the size of the family. However we are flexible with these numbers and can support you on a case by case basis. 
 Family size
 Total family income
Suggested income levels
 1 person $35,000
 2 people $45,000
 3 people $47,500
 4 people $50,000
 5 people $52,500
 More than 5 people $52,500, plus $2,500 for each additional person

Tax Clinic Information and Appointments

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

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.