Make an appointment to have your income tax done at CIES today!

What: CIES will be running a Community Volunteer Income Tax Program throughout April 2018 to help families and individuals with simple tax situations complete their Canadian income tax return. This service is by appointment only.

When: April 9th – 30th, 2018. Please make an appointment by calling 403-235-3666

 Calgary Immigrant Educational Society, 1723 40 St SE, Forest Lawn, Calgary

Further Details:
 The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) helps taxpayers who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. This may include:

  • Newcomers to Canada
  • Social Assistance recipients
  • Seniors
  • Youth

To determine your eligibility, check to see if you fit into the following guidelines. Your total family income should be less than the amount shown in the chart:

Suggested Income Levels:

Family size Total family income
1 person $30,000
2 persons $40,000
3 persons $42,500
4 persons $45,000
5 persons $47,500
more than 5 persons $47,500 plus $2,500 for each additional person

Families or individuals with simple tax situations are encouraged to apply. Your tax situation is considered simple if your income comes from the following sources:

  • Employment
  • Pension
  • Benefits such as the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), disability, employment insurance (EI), or social assistance
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)
  • Support Payments
  • Scholarships, fellowships, bursaries, or grants
  • Interest (under $1,000)

You will NOT be eligible for the tax clinic if you:

  • are self-employed or have employment expenses
  • have business income and expenses (unless income is in box 048 on a T4A slip and less than $1,000 with no related expenses)
  • have rental income and expenses
  • have interest income over $1,000
  • have capital gains or losses
  • file for bankruptcy
  • are completing a tax return for a deceased person

When you arrive for your appointment, you will be asked to provide proof of identity. Your identity should:

  • be valid
  • be government issued
  • include a photo

Some examples include:

  • provincial or territorial (or equivalent abroad) driver’s license or photo identification
  • Canadian or foreign passport
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • military or other government employee identification card

To schedule an appointment, call 403-235-3666.