Submitted by Jace Weir
The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) provides free tax preparation of your personal income tax for qualified people. If you have a simple tax situation, and your income is $35,000 or less for one person, up to $45,000 for two people, plus $2,500 for each additional person (child), then you may qualify. Your tax situation is simple if you have no income, or if your income comes from any of these sources:
-benefits such as the Canada Pension Plan, disability insurance, employment insurance, and social assistance
-registered retirement income funds (RRIFs)
-scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or grants
-interest (under $1,000)
This year, tax preparation will begin Wednesday, March 3rd, at The Meeting Place, 20 Centennial Drive, Tobermory. Karla Trudgen, Community Information and Resource Coordinator, will be contacting clients from previous tax years directly to coordinate the drop-off of tax documents. Due to the pandemic, tax returns will be processed off site, and not in person. If you have not previously had your taxes prepared by a tax volunteer at The Meeting Place, please contact Karla at 519-596-2313 to arrange an appropriate drop-off date.
Drop-off times are as follows:
• Wednesday at The Meeting Place between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
• Thursday at The Meeting Place between 9:00 am and 10:00 am
Other drop-off times will be by appointment only.
Please bring your current (2020) tax slips (T4’s, T5’s, etc.), your property tax bill (final) for 2020, or rent paid for the calendar year, including the name of your landlord. Please also bring your Notice of Assessment for 2019 and your copy of your tax summary from 2019. If you are a new client, your address as of December 31, 2020, your birth date, phone number and SIN. If you are a couple, both tax returns must be done at the same time. If you have minor children or grandchildren in your care, their information must be included (name, DOB, SIN).
ATTENTION: If you have previous tax preparation experience, and you would like to become a CVITP volunteer, please contact Jace Weir at 519-596-2057 or [email protected]