Need a hand to complete your tax return?

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Do you need help completing your tax return? You may be able to get help at a free tax preparation clinic near you.

Community organizations across Canada host tax clinics where volunteers complete tax returns for eligible individuals. These tax clinics are offered through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.

Are you eligible for help?

You may be eligible if you have a modest income and a simple tax situation.

Modest income

Your total family income should be less than the amount shown in the chart. Check with your community organization as some organizations have different requirements.

Chart: suggested income level

Family size Total family income
One person $30,000
One person with one dependant $35,000 (add $2,500 for each additional dependant)
Couple $40,000 (add $2,500 for each dependant)

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

Find a tax preparation clinic

Find a tax preparation clinic in your area.


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