Need Help Doing Your Taxes? We Can Help!

CIES Income Tax Clinic

When: Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, March 4 – April 30, 2017

What: CIES will be running a Community Volunteer Income Tax Program during March and April 2017 to help any individuals with a modest income and a simple tax situation complete their income tax return. This service is by appointment only.

Where: CIES SE, 1723 40 St SE, 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:

Suggested Income Levels:

Family Size Total Family Income
One Person Up to $30,000
One person with one dependant* Up to $35,000
Couple Up to $40,000

*for each additional dependent, add $2,500 to the total family income

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.

For more information on filing your taxes in Canada, see this video (also available in Arabic, Cantonese, Punjabi and Spanish).


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