The objective of the CVITP is to help eligible individuals who are not able to prepare their income tax and benefit returns by themselves.
The CVITP is a collaboration between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and community organizations. The organizations host tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to prepare tax returns for individuals who have low income and a simple tax situation.
The CRA offers training and tax software for the volunteers as well as a network of CVITP coordinators to guide community organizations as they deliver the program.
Each year community organizations and volunteers help over half a million Canadians file their tax returns.