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Record #: GCL1900 Last Modified: 09 Apr 2015 Last Full Update: 19 Feb 2015
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Public CommentsNOTE: 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 the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).  
 
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 ; One adult with one child: up to $35,000 (add $2,500 to the family income for each additional child) ; Interest Income: under $1,000 ; local community organizations have flexibility to adjust eligibility criteria for tax filers based on local economic considerations, the population served, and their own capacity** 
 
Volunteers do not prepare complex returns: deceased persons, bankruptcy, capital gains or losses, self employment, business or rental income and expenses, employment expenses 
 
2015 Clinics through Canada Revenue Agency (1-800-959-8281): 
 
Organization: Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington 
Phone Number: 519-843-7000 
Location: Fergus ON (address will be provided when appointment is booked) 
Clinic Dates: All year 
Clinic Type: With appointment and drop-off 
Client Type: For all 
Language: English 
Notes: Only serves a specific geographic location. Prior and current year returns. 
 
Organization Name: East Wellington Community Services (Erin) 
Contact Person: Alyssa Cunningham 
Phone Number: 519-833-9696 
Email: alyssa.c@ew-cs.com 
Location: 45 Main St, Erin 
E-mail: alyssa.c@ew-cs.com 
Clinic Dates and Times: Apr 8, 15: 3 pm-6 pm 
Clinic Type: With appointment 
Client Type: For all 
Language: English 
Notes: Only serves a specific geographic location. Current year returns only. 
 
Organization Name: East Wellington Community Services (Rockwood) 
Contact Person: Barb Carscadden 
Phone Number: 519-856-2113 
Location: 106 Church St, Rockwood 
E-mail: barb.c@ew-cs.com 
Clinic Date and Time: Apr 1: 5 pm-8 pm 
Clinic Type: With appointment 
Client Type: For all 
Language: English 
Notes: Only serves a specific geographic location. Current year returns only. 
 
Organization Name: Holy Rosary Community Room 
Contact Person: Sylvia 
Location: 175 Emma St, Guelph ON 
Clinic Dates and Times: Apr 7: 4:30 pm-8 pm 
Clinic Type: Without appointment  
Client Type: For all 
Language: English 
Notes: Prior and current year returns 
 
Organization Name: Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington 
Contact Person: Amenda Ng or Yorlenis (Poli) Proenza 
Phone Number: 519-836-2222 
Location: 926 Paisley Road, Suite 4-5, Guelph ON N1K 1X5 
E-mail: ang@is-gw.ca 
Clinic Dates and Times: Apr 13, 20, 27: 6 pm-8 pm; Apr 11: 10 am-12 noon 
Clinic Type: With appointment 
Client Type: For all 
Language: Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish, Urdu, Vietnamese, English, French 
Notes: Prior and current year returns 
 
Organization Name: Italian Canadian Club of Guelph 
Contact Person: Sylvia 
Location: 135 Ferguson St, Guelph ON 
Clinic Dates and Times: Mar 31: 4:30 pm-8 pm 
Clinic Type: Without appointment 
Client Type: For all 
Language: English 
Notes: Prior and current year returns 
 
Organization: Onward Willow 
Contact Person: Margie Shaver 
Phone Number: 519-824-6892 
Location: 20 Shelldale Cres, Guelph ON 
E-mail: mshaver@onwardwillowbetterbeginnings.ca 
Clinic Dates and Times: Apr 11: 10 am-3 pm 
Clinic Type: With appointment 
Client Type: For all 
Language: English, Gujarati, Hindi 
Notes: Only serves a specific geographic location. Current year returns only. 
 
Organization: West Willow Village Neighbourhood Group 
Contact Person: Linda Busuttil 
Phone Number: 519-826-9930 
Location: 495 Willow Rd, Guelph ON 
E-mail: info@westwillowvillage.ca 
Clinic Dates and Times: Apr 10, 17, 20, 27: 6 pm-8 pm; Apr 11, 18, 27: 1 pm-3 pm 
Clinic Type: With appointment and drop off 
Client Type: For all 
Language: English 
Income Information: Does not serve clients who exceed suggested income. 
Notes: Clinic location is wheelchair accessible. Prior and current year returns. 
 
Woolwich Community Services 
Contact Person: Don Harloff 
Phone Number: 519-669-5139 
Location: 5 Memorial Avenue, Elmira ON 
E-mail: Don_wcs@yahoo.com 
Clinic Dates: Mar 3-Apr 30: 9:15 am-4 pm 
Clinic Type: With appointment and drop off 
Client Type: For all 
Language: English, German 
Income Information: Does not serve clients who exceed suggested income 
Notes: Prior and current year returns 
 
Tax Clinics Offered by Other Organizations: 
 
Organization Name: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (in partnership with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario) 
Phone Number: 519-823-1291 
Location: 683 Woolwich Street, Guelph ON  
Clinic Dates and Times: Clinics run on Tue and Thu evenings during March 
Clinic Type: With appointment 
Client Type: For older adults with an annual income under $20,000 (single), $30,000 (couple) 
Language: English 
Notes: Appointments are free for eligible tax filers
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 Oct-Jan. 
 
See http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/menu-eng.html for more information. 
 
**Note: Effective 2016, organizations will be required to ensure that a police records check is completed on all of their volunteers**
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
Other Details
Legal Status(50) Non Profit
FundingFederal
Subjects
Service CategoriesTax Preparation Assistance