Orangeville Public Library is hosting a Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) Free Tax Clinic at the Mill Street Library. The free clinic, staffed by volunteers, assists individuals and families of modest income with a simple tax return. The service is only available for a 2019 tax filling.
The clinic runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting Thursday, March 12 (no clinic scheduled for April 9 and April 30). The clinic is on a first come, first serve basis for those who meet the eligibility requirements. The CVITP volunteer will conduct a short interview with clients who are dropping off information, do their taxes at a later time, and then call them to come and pick them up on another clinic date.
A modest income is defined as total family income that is less than:
Family Size Family Income
1 person $35,000
2 persons $45,000
3 persons $47,500
4 persons $50,000
Clinic dates in March and April: Thursday, March 12; Tuesday, March 17; Thursday, March 19; Tuesday, March 24; Thursday, March 26; Tuesday, March 31; Thursday, April 2; Tuesday, April 7; Tuesday, April 14; Thursday, April 16, Tuesday, April 21; Thursday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 28 (pick-up only)
A tax situation is simple if your income comes from any of these sources:
- benefits such as the Canada Pension Plan, disability insurance, employment insurance, and social assistance
- registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs)
- support payments
- scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or grants
- interest (under $1,000)
Your tax simple is not simple (not eligible) if you:
- are self-employed or have employment expenses
- have business or rental income and expenses
- have capital gains or losses
- filed for bankruptcy in the tax year (or the year before, if that return has not yet been filed)
- are completing a tax return for a deceased person
Everyone from students to seniors who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to drop in to speak to a CVITP volunteer. Be sure to bring personal identification; all tax slips, rent or property tax receipts, charitable donations and other related documents.
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