Help those in need file their taxes and get their benefits
Can you help? The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) has identified an immediate need for organizations to host free tax clinics and volunteers to complete tax returns for those in need in the following locations: Montague area, Alberton, Tignish, Evangeline and O’Leary. There is also a need for French-speaking volunteers province-wide, particularly in Charlottetown and the Summerside area.
“By volunteering, you will be helping people in your community file their annual income tax and benefit return and access credits and benefits they are entitled to like the monthly Canada child benefit tax-free payment, even if they have no income to report or if their income is tax exempt. That’s money in their pockets,” explains Canada Revenue Agency spokesperson Jamie Jackson.
The CVITP is a collaboration between the Canada Revenue, community organizations and their volunteers. Organizations and volunteers receive training, free tax preparation software, reference materials and a dedicated, toll-free telephone help line throughout the tax filing season.
“For volunteers, this experience provides a host of benefits – learning new skills, gaining experience for resumés or personal development, meeting new people, providing a sense of belong and the satisfaction of making a difference in their own community,” says Jamie.
Become a participating organization or volunteer today and make a difference in people’s lives in your community!
Community Bulletin Board Messages
- Can you help? The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program has identified an immediate need for organizations to host free tax-help clinics and volunteers to help prepare simple tax and benefit returns for those in need in our community.
- Help those in need in our community access the credits and benefits they may be entitled to by completing simple income tax and benefit returns at free tax-help clinics through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.
Visit canada.ca/taxes-volunteer or call 1-855-516-4405 to volunteer today!
FOR MORE INFORMATION
To register, call 1-855-516-4405 or go to canada.ca/taxes-volunteer