Local Tax Clinics

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Record #: GCL1900 Last Modified: 19 Feb 2015 Last Full Update: 19 Feb 2015
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 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 Name: Holy Rosary Community Room 
Contact Person: Sylvia 
Location: 175 Emma St, Guelph ON 
Clinic Dates and Times: Feb 24, Mar 10, Apr 7: 4:30 pm-8 pm; Mar 28: 12:30 pm-4 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 
Email: ang@is-gw.ca 
Clinic Dates and Times: Mar 2, 9, 23, 30, Apr 13, 20, 27: 6 pm-8 pm; Mar 7, 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 2: 4:30 pm-8 pm 
Clinic Type: Without appointment  
Client Type: For all 
Language: English, Italian 
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 23, 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 
Email: mshaver@onwardwillowbetterbeginnings.ca 
Clinic Dates and Times: Mar 7, Apr 11: 10 am-3 pm; Mar 25: 6 pm-8:30 pm 
Clinic Type: With appointment 
Client Type: For all 
Language: English, Gujarati, Hindi 
Notes: Only serves a specific geographic location. Current year returns only. 
 
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  
Clinics 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
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