Community Income Tax Clinic

The Town of Stony Plain is pleased to partner with the Canadian Revenue Agency to provide tax clinics to eligible residents each year in March and April.

Registration for the 2022 program is now closed. 2023 Clinic will open in February 2023.

What is CVITP?

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) has existed since 1971. It is a partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), community organizations and community volunteers. The Tax clinic is free. Volunteers will complete tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals to ensure they receive, or continue to receive, their entitled benefit payments.

Why CVITP?

Individuals need to do their taxes every year to qualify for many federal, provincial, and municipal programs and services. This is a difficult and sometimes overwhelming task for community members in need. Community volunteers can help to make this process easier. CVITP helps to address barriers of low literacy, lack of access to technology, lack of access to advice, low self-confidence and trust, complexity of gathering required documents. It connects community volunteers looking for a way to give back with an opportunity to help someone in need of professional services.

Who is Eligible?

Individuals must:

  1. be a resident of Stony Plain, Parkland County or a First Nations community within Parkland County.
  2. have a modest income. This is determined by family size:
  3. have a Simple tax situation.

Modest Income means:

  • 1 person less than $35,000
  • 2 people less than $45,000
  • 3 people less than $47,500
  • 4 people less than $50,000
  • +5 people less than $52,500+$2,500/person

Simple tax situation means NONE of the following conditions are present:

  • self-employed or have employment expenses
  • contract income (T5018)
  • business or rental income and expenses
  • interest income of more than $1000
  • capital gains or losses
  • commission income
  • farming income
  • filed for bankruptcy
  • completing a tax return for a deceased person

Useful Tax Links:

 

Email the Income Tax Program