Income Tax Clinics, Guelph and Wellington County

Site: No Physical Location

Notices
Public Comments New clinic times and locations will be added as the information becomes available. 
 
Volunteers do not complete income tax returns for individuals completing a tax return for a deceased person, individuals who are self-employed or have employment expenses, have business or rental income and expenses, have capital gains or losses, or have filed for bankruptcy
Contact Information
Alternate Name Community Volunteer Income Tax Program ; CV19 ; CVITP ; Income Tax Clinics ; Volunteer Tax Preparation Clinics
Toll Free Phone Canada Revenue Agency general income tax inquiries 1-800-959-8281
Website www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/community-volunteer-income-tax-program.html
Located In Community Guelph
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Canada Revenue Agency expects that many community organizations are considering whether to significantly reduce or cancel the provision of services provided under the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. Additional efforts to encourage individuals to file their tax and benefit returns electronically, or where possible, through the File My Return service, will be put forward.

To provide greater flexibility to Canadians who may experence hardship as a result of COVID-19, Canada Revenue Agency will defer the filing due date for the 2019 returns of individuals, including certain trusts.
* for individuals (other than trusts), the return filing due date will be deferred until Jun 1, 2020. However, the Agency encourages individuals who expect to receive benefits under the GSTC or the Canada Child Benefit not to delay the filing of their return to ensure their entitlements for the 2020-21 benefit year are properly determined.
* for trusts having a taxation year ending on Dec 31, 2019, the return filing due date will be deferred until May 1, 2020.

Canada Revenue Agency will allow all taxpayers to defer, until after Aug 31, 2020, the payment of any income tax amounts that become owing on or after Mar 18, 2020 and before Sep 2020. This relief would apply to tax balances due, as well as instalments, under Part I of the Income Tax Act. No interest or penalties will accumulate on these amounts during this period.

Free tax preparation clinics for individuals with a modest income and a simple tax situation who are unable to complete their income tax and benefit return themselves. 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), a collaboration between the CRA and community organizations. Organizations host tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to prepare tax returns for eligible individuals.

See Community Volunteer Income Tax Program for more information. Volunteers do not prepare complex returns for: deceased persons; bankruptcy; capital gains or losses; self employment; business or rental income and expenses, employment expenses

2020 Tax Preparation Clinics through Canada Revenue Agency (for 2019 tax year):

Organization: Canadian House Consulting
Address: 400 Woolwich St, Guelph ON N1H 3X1br> Wheelchair Accessible: No
Primary Contact: Linh Nguyen, 519-900-1022, taxclinic@canadianhouseconsulting.com
Additional e-mail address: linhpnguyen@outlook.com
Hours: Every Fri 10 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm (Feb 28-Apr 24)
Clinic Type: By appointment, Drop-off, Walk-in
Returns prepared: Current and prior years
Languages: English, Tagalog, Vietnamese
Clientele: General public/All persons
Number of volunteers: 3
Additional information: Government issued photo ID required; Client must provide all tax slips and receipts; Use main/front entrance

Organization: Holy Rosary Church
Address: 175 Emma St, Guelph ON N1E 1V6
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Primary Contact: Jim Weir, 519-993-6326, jim-liz.weir@sympatico.ca
Additional e-mail address: weirby3@bell.net
Hours: Mar 14, Mar 19, Apr 16, Apr 30: 12:30 pm-4 pm; Open during lunch
Clinic Type: Walk-in
Returns prepared: Current and prior years
Languages: English
Clientele: General public/all persons
Number of volunteers: 5
Additional information: First come, first serve; Use rear/back entrance

Organization: HOPE House
Address: 10 Cork St E, Guelph ON N1H 2W8
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Primary Contact: Sue Morris, 226-820-9968, dsumorris@gmail.com
Additional phone number 519-265-4299
Additional e-mail address: Ngdsmorris@gmail.com
Hours: Every Wed 9 am-12:30 pm (Feb 12-May 27); Open during lunch
Clinic Type: Walk-in
Returns prepared: Current and prior years
Languages: English
Clientele: General public/all persons
Number of volunteers: 2

Organization: Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Address: 104 Dawson Rd, Unit 102, Guelph ON N1H 1A6
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Primary Contact: Dayami Ramirez, 519-836-2222, dramirez@is-gw.ca
Hours:Every Mon 4 pm-8 pm, every Thu 10 am-2 pm, every Sat 9 am-12 noon (Mar 2-Apr 30); Open during lunch/dinner
Clinic Type: By appointment
Returns prepared: Current year only
Languages: English, Amharic, Arabic, Cantonese, French (Braille), Italian, Mandarin, Nepali, Punjabi, Serbian, Sinhala/Sinhalese, Spanish, Urdu
Clientele: General public/All persons
Number of volunteers: 22
Additional information: Government issued photo ID required; Client must provide all tax slips and receipts; Use main/front entrance

Organization: Italian Canadian Club
Address: 135 Ferguson St, Guelph ON N1E 2Y7
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Primary Contact: Jim Weir, 519-993-6326, jim-liz.weir@sympatico.ca
Additional e-mail address: weirby3@bell.net
Hours: Every Tue 4:30 pm-7 pm (Feb 25-Mar 10); every Tue 4:30 pm-7 pm (Mar 24-Mar 31); Open during dinner
Clinic Type: Walk-in
Returns prepared: Current and prior years
Language: English
Clientele: General public/All persons
Number of volunteers: 6
Additional information: First come, first serve; Use main/front entrance

Organization: Shelldale Family Gateway
Address: 20 Shelldale Cres, Guelph ON N1H 1C8
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Primary Contact: Teresa Shaver, 519-824-8498, teresashaver88@gmail.com
Additional phone number: 519-827-5208
Additional e-mail address: mrshaver45@gmail.com
Hours: Mar 14, Mar 28, Apr 18: 10 am-12 noon, 1 pm-3 pm
Clinic Type: By appointment
Returns prepared: Current year only
Languages: English, Hindi
Clientele: General public/All persons, Persons with disabilities, Seniors, Social assistance recipients, Students
Number of volunteers: 5
Additional information: Government issued photo ID required; Use main/front entrance

Organization: Two Rivers Neighbourhood Group
Address: Guelph ON N1E 3B3
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Primary Contact: Alisha Arnold, 519-837-4248, alisha@tworiversng.ca
Hours: Mar 27 11 am-1 pm; Open during lunch
Clinic Type: By appointment
Returns prepared: Current year only
Languages: English
Clientele: General public/All persons
Number of volunteers: 5
Additional information: Appointments preferred; e-mail info@tworiversng.ca to book an appointment

Organization: West Willow Village Neighbourhood Group
Address: 495 Willow Rd, Guelph ON N1H 7C7
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Primary Contact: Linda Busuttil, 519-826-9930, info@westwillowvillage.ca
Hours: Every Mon 10 am-5 pm (Jan 6-Feb 29); Open during lunch/dinner
Clinic Type: By appointment, Walk-in
Additional clinic information: Call to book an appointment
Returns prepared: Current and prior years
Language: English
Clientele: General public/All persons
Additional information: Appointments preferred; Does not serve clients that exceed suggested income; First come, first serve; House visits for housebound clients

Organization: The West Village Tax Clinics
Address: 495 Willow Rd, Guelph ON N1H 7C7
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Primary Contact: Linda Busuttil, 519-826-9930, info@westwillowvillage.ca
Hours: Every Mon 9 am-12 noon (Feb 24-Mar 30); every Thu 7 pm-9 pm (Feb 27-Mar 26; every Sat 9 am-12 noon (Feb 29-Mar 28) - Open during lunch/dinner; every Mon 10 am-12 noon (Apr 6-Dec 21)
Clinic Type: By appointment, Drop-off, Walk-in
Returns prepared: Current and prior years
Language: English
Clientele: General public/All persons
Number of volunteers: 2
Additional clinic information: Preferred appointments, first come, first serve. Call to make an appointment. Outside the declaration preparation period, volunteers will be available Mon 10 am-12 noon by appointment only.

2020 Tax Preparation Clinics Offered by Other Organizations:

Organization: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (in partnership with Sharon Lamers, Bookkeeping and Income Tax Prep Services)
Phone: 519-823-1291
Address: 683 Woolwich St, Guelph ON N1H 3Y8
Hours: Mar 9, Mar 17, Mar 27, Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 23: 9 am-3 pm; Mar 26, Apr 2, Apr 16, Apr 24: 4 pm-8 pm
Clinic Type: With appointment
Additional clinic information: Call Evergreen Centre to book an appointment with Sharon
Language: English
Additional information: Fees apply (General T1: $55, seniors and students: $47); includes all taxes, schedules, forms and e-filing; payment accepted as cash, cheques, or e-transfers; payment required when file is dropped off
Hours Hours vary
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility CVITP Income Eligibility Criteria (you may be eligible if you have a modest income and a simple tax situation): 
One person: annual income less than $35,000; two persons: total family income less than $45,000; 3 persons: less than $47,500; 4 persons: less than $50,000; 5 persons: less than $52,500; more than 5 persons: $52,500 plus $2,500 for each additional person 
 
**Local community organizations have the flexibility to adjust eligibility criteria for tax filers based on local economic considerations, the population served, and their own capacity - inquire about specific local requirements 
 
Eligible taxpayers may include: low income seniors, individuals with disabilities or on social assistance, students, and newcomers to Canada. Call 1-800-959-8281 for information.
Application See individual listing for clinic type, with or without appointment
Languages English - and other languages as noted
Fees None - for clinics hosted through Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
Other Details
Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Funding Federal
Subjects
Service Categories Tax Preparation Assistance