Local Tax Clinics

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Record #: GCL1900 Last Modified: 14 Mar 2014 Last Full Update: 16 Apr 2013
Notices
Public BulletinNOTE: New clinic times and locations may be added as the information becomes available. Bookmark this record and check it regularly for updates. 
 
*Volunteers do not complete income tax returns for deceased persons, bankrupt individuals, or individuals who have capital gains or losses, employment expenses, or business or rental income and expenses. *
Contact Information
Alternate NameCommunity Volunteer Income Tax Program ; CVITP ; Tax Clinics ; Volunteer Tax Preparation Clinics
Websitewww.cra-arc.gc.ca/volunteer/
Located In CommunityGuelph
Description & Services
DescriptionFree tax preparation clinics for those unable to complete their income tax and benefit return themselves and are unable to pay for assistance. Where indicated, call ahead to book an appointment at the desired location.  
 
**Clinics listed below are offered through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) of Canada Revenue Agency. CVITP Income Eligibility Criteria (suggested maximum income levels serve as a guideline only) - Individual: up to $30,000 ; Married or Common Law couple: up to $40,000 ; Single Parent with one child: up to $35,000 (add $2,500 per additional child) ; Interest Income: under $1,000 ; local community organizations have flexibility to adjust or set eligibility criteria for tax filers based on local economic considerations, the population served, and their own capacity** 
 
Volunteers do not prepare returns for complex situations: Deceased Persons, Bankruptcy, Capital Gains or Losses, Self Employment, Business or Rental income and Expenses, Employment Expenses 
 
2014 Clinics through Canada Revenue Agency (1-800-959-8281): 
 
Organization Name: Accounting Society of Guelph 
Contact Person: Adrian Goberdhan 
Location: 50 Stone Rd E, Guelph ON 
E-mail: asofg@uoguelph.ca 
Clinic Dates and Times: Mar 3, 4: 12noon - 9pm 
Clinic Type: With appointment  
Client Type: Students only 
Language: English 
 
Organization Name: Community Resource Centre of North & Centre Wellington 
Phone Number: 519-843-7000 
Location: various locations in Centre Wellington and Wellington North (see below) 
Clinic Dates and Times: Mar 3-Mar 7: 10am - 3pm; Wellington County Social Services Office, 321 St Andrew St W, Fergus (call Frances) * Mar 3, 7: 10am - 3pm; Ontario Early Years Centre, 311 Foster St, Mount Forest (call Lauren) * Mar 5: 9:30am - 3:30pm; Wellington County Learning Centre, 179 George St, Arthur (call Lauren)  
**Note: call Moneka for date, time, location of Free Housing Income Tax Clinics for residents in social housing** 
Clinic Type: With appointment 
Client Type: For all 
Language: English 
 
Organization Name: East Wellington Community Services 
Contact Person: Erika Westcott 
Phone Number: 519-833-9696 ext 222 
Location: 45 Main St, Erin ON 
E-mail: info@ew-cs.com 
Clinic Dates and Times: Mar 26, Apr 2, Apr 16: 5pm - 8pm 
Clinic Type: With appointment  
Client Type: For all 
Language: English 
 
Organization Name: East Wellington Community Services 
Contact Person: Rick Eller 
Phone Number: 519-856-2113 
Location: 106 Church St, Rockwood ON 
E-mail: info@ew-cs.com 
Clinic Date and Time: Apr 9: 5pm - 8pm 
Clinic Type: With appointment  
Client Type: For all 
Language: English 
 
Organization Name: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre 
Phone Number: 519-823-1291 
Location: 683 Woolwich Street, Guelph ON  
Clinic Dates and Times: March 20, 25, 27: 6pm - 8pm (half hour appointments) 
Clinic Type: With appointment  
Client Type: For all 
Language: English 
 
Organization Name: Holy Rosary Community Room  
Contact Person: Sylvia 
Phone Number: 519-837-2822 
Location: 175 Emma Street, Guelph ON; by the Parish Office 
Clinic Dates and Times: Mar 8, 29: 12:30pm - 4pm * Mar 11, Apr 1: 4:30pm - 8:30pm  
Clinic Type: Without appointment  
Client Type: For all 
Language: English  
 
Organization Name: Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington 
Contact Person: Amenda Ng  
Phone Number: 519-836-2222 ext 235 
Location: 926 Paisley Rd, Suite 4, Guelph ON 
E-mail: ang@is-gw.ca 
Clinic Dates and Times: Mar 17-Apr 14: every Monday, 6pm - 8pm * Mar 22, Apr 5: 9:30am - 12noon 
Clinic Type: With appointment 
Client Type: For all 
Language: Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin, Punjabi, Sinhalese / Sri Lankan, Spanish, Urdu, Vietnamese, English, French 
 
Organization Name: Italian Canadian Club of Guelph 
Contact Person: Sylvia 
Phone Number: 519-837-2822 
Location: 135 Ferguson Street, Guelph ON 
Clinic Dates and Times: Feb 25, Mar 4,18: 4:30pm - 8:30pm 
Clinic Type: Without appointment  
Client Type: For all 
Language: English 
 
Organization Name: Onward Willow 
Contact Person: Margie Shaver 
Phone Number: 519-824-6892 
Location: 15 Willow Rd, Rm K45, Guelph ON 
E-mail: mshaver@onwardwillowbetterbeginnings.ca  
Clinic Dates and Times: Mar 8: 10am - 3pm * Mar 25: 6:15pm - 8:15pm * Apr 12: 12noon - 5pm 
Clinic Type: With appointment 
Client Type: For all 
Language: English, French, Hindi, Punjabi 
 
Organization Name: University of Guelph  
Contact Person: Candace Stewart 
Phone Number: 519-824-4120  
Location: 50 Stone Rd E, Guelph ON 
E-mail: candace@uoguelph.ca 
Clinic Dates and Times: Mar 3-May 1: every Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm 
Clinic Type: With appointment 
Client Type: Students only 
Language: English 
 
Organization Name: West Willow Village Neighbourhood Group 
Contact Person: Linda Busuttil 
Phone Number: 519-826-9930  
Location: Portable behind Westwood Public School, 495 Willow Rd, Guelph ON  
Clinic Dates and Times: Mar 3, 6: 6pm - 8pm * Mar 8, 22, 23: 1pm - 3pm  
Clinic Type: With appointment (Walk-ins welcome, but first preference to those with appointment) 
Type of Client: For all 
Language: English 
Income Information: Income limit guidelines - Individual: $25,000 ; Married or common law couple: $35,000 ; Single parent with one child: $30,000 (add $2,000 per additional child) ; Interest income: under $1,000 
 
Tax Clinics Offered by Other Organizations: 
 
Organization Name: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (tax clinics run by Sharon Lamers) 
Phone Number: 519-823-1291 
Location: 683 Woolwich Street, Guelph ON  
Clinics Dates and Times: All clinics run from 9am - 3pm * Mar 5, 10, 19, 24 * Apr 2, 7, 16, 28 
Clinic Type: With appointment 
Language: English 
Fees: Seniors and Students $41 * Personal Tax Returns $48 * low-income individuals may qualify for sliding scale rate - call Sharon for information 
Note: in-home appointments are also available
Sup. DescriptionThe Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (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. The registration period to become a CVITP volunteer is from October through January. 
 
See http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/nd-eng.html or call 1-800-959-8281 for more information.
Areas ServedGuelph ; Wellington County
EligibilityFor Canada Revenue Agency Clinics: 
Single individuals with an income of up to $30,000. 
One adult with one child with an income of up to $35,000 (for each additional child, add $2,500) 
A married or common law couple with an income of up to $40,000 
 
Eligible taxpayers may include: low income seniors, individuals with disabilities or on social assistance, students, and newcomers to Canada. Call 1-800-959-8281for information.
LanguagesEnglish
FeesCall for information
Other Details
Service Level(50) Non Profit
FundingFederal
Subjects
Service CategoriesTax Preparation Assistance
SubjectsFree services ; Geared to income services ; Income tax ; Income tax clinics ; Reduced cost services