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Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic

Feb. 09, 2024 Stony Plain Community and Social Development

In partnership with Canada Revenue Agency, the Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic will operate from March 1 to April 30, 2024. Registration opens on March 1, 2024.

What is CVITP? The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) has existed since 1971. It is a partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), community organizations and community volunteers. The Tax clinic is free and is supported by community volunteers to ensure individuals receive, or continue to receive, their entitled benefit payments.

Why do we need CVITP? Individuals need to do their taxes every year to qualify for many federal, provincial, and municipal programs and services. This is a difficult and sometimes overwhelming task for community members in need. Community volunteers can help to make this process easier.

What is the Process:

  • Confirm eligibility.
  • Register (online, by phone, in person options available).
  • A volunteer will phone you at home to gather needed information. NO NEED to submit any actual documentation.
  • A volunteer will complete taxes and submit them to CRA.
  • A copy of your Tax Summary and CRA acceptance confirmation will be mailed to you.

How to register for CVITP? (Starting March 1, 2024)

NOTE: Spruce Grove residents should phone 780-962-7618 to register for Spruce Grove CVITP clinic.

Who is Eligible to register? Residents with modest income and simple tax situations.

  1. Be a resident of Stony Plain, Parkland County or a First Nations community within Parkland County.
  2. Have a modest income. This is determined by family size:
  • 1 person less than $35,000
  • 2 people less than $45,000
  • 3 people less than $47,500
  • 4 people less than $50,000
  • +5 people less than $52,500+$2,500/person
  1. Have a Simple tax situation. This means NONE of the following conditions are present:
  • self-employed or have employment expenses
  • contract income (T5018)
  • business or rental income and expenses
  • interest income of more than $1000
  • capital gains or losses
  • commission income
  • farming income
  • filed for bankruptcy
  • completing a tax return for a deceased person

FYI, here are some useful tax connections:

Again, for more information on the Spruce Grove and Parkland County CVITP clinic phone 780-962-7618.

For program information on the Stony Plain CVITP call 780-963-8583.

To register, call 780-963-8027 or

Sharida Csillag, Community Development Officer