Community Volunteer Income Tax Program ( CVITP )
Venue & Time
You may be eligible if you have a modest income and a simple tax situation.

Modest income

Based on the number of persons in your family, your total family income should be less than the amount shown in the chart.
                         Chart: suggested income level
Family size
Total family income
1 person
2 persons
3 persons
4 persons
5 persons
more than 5 persons
$52,500 plus $2,500 for each additional person

Simple tax situation

In general, your tax situation is simple if you have no income or if your income comes from these sources:
  • employment
  • pension
  • benefits such as Canada Pension Plan, disability, employment insurance, social assistance
  • registered retirement savings plans (RRSP's)
  • support payments
  • scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or grants
  • interest (under $1,000)
Your tax situation is not simple if you:
  • are self-employed or have employment expenses
  • have business or rental income and expenses
  • have capital gains or losses
  • filed for bankruptcy
  • are completing a tax return for a deceased person