People with a modest income and a simple tax situation may be able to have their tax returns completed free of charge.
Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), the Canada Revenue Agency works with community organizations and their volunteers who offer tax preparation.
An individual with income less than $35,000, a two-person family with income less than $45,000, plus $2,500 for each additional person in the family, is eligible to have their return done for free.
A tax situation is considered simple if a person has no income or if incomes if from employment, pension, benefits (such as Canada Pension Plan, disability, employment insurance, social assistance), RRSPs, support payments, scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or grants, or interest less than $1,000.
A free tax clinic will be offered at Truro Library on April 6, from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Along with CVITP volunteers, Service Canada representatives will be available to issue Social Insurance Numbers (please bring a copy of your birth certificate), the Province of Nova Scotia will assist with registration for Canada Learning Bonds, and Service Nova Scotia will be onsite to promote the Home Assistance Rebate Program, the Property Tax Rebate for seniors, and more. The CRA outreach team will be on site to provide information and answer questions on benefits and credits.
In order for volunteers to complete your income tax and benefit return for you, make sure to bring your tax information slips. Receipts, Social Insurance Number and identification
For more information, visit www.canada.ca/taxes-help