Free Tax Clinic
Acorn 2 Oak Youth Services is hosting it’s FREE TAX CLINIC from March 6 to May 26, 2023.
We will be taking appointments for in-person or virtual tax preparation by one of our Volunteer tax preparers.
In order to be eligible for this program, individuals must have a modest income and a simple tax situation.
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The following table provides a guideline to determine what is considered a modest income. In general, a modest income means the total family income is less than the amount shown in the chart below, based on the size of the family.
|Family size||Total family income|
|More than 5 people||$52,500, plus $2,500 for each additional person|
Family size includes an individual, or a couple, and their dependents.
Simple tax situation
In general, a tax situation is simple if an individual has no income or if their income comes from these sources:
- benefits, such as the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, disability insurance, employment insurance, and social assistance
- Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)
- scholarships, fellowships, bursaries, or grants
- interest (under $1,000)
The CVITP does not provide training or support for complex tax situations. Volunteers should not complete returns with the following:
- self-employment income or employment expenses * (see Exception 1)
- business income and expenses
- rental income and expenses
- interest income over $1,000
- capital gains or losses
- bankruptcy in the tax year (or the year before, if that return has not yet been filed)
- deceased person
- foreign property (T1135)
- foreign income ** (see Exception 2)