Help is available for low income households filing Income Tax returns

By Staff

March 18th, 2023


Help is available for low income households filing Income Tax returns

The tax season upon us.

The tax forms can be daunting – people often need help.

Burlington MP Karina Gould will be running a Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP)  in the Burlington Centre on Tuesdays from 10-2 and Thursdays from 1- 4 beginning on March 2nd through to April 27th. The CVITP office will be located on the first floor near the elevator (entrance by door 1).

If you are in a lower income tax bracket it might be something you will want to look into.

To be eligible for this year’s free tax clinic you must have a modest income and a simple tax situation. A modest income is considered $35,000 in annual income for one person, and no more than $45,000 per couple.

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

What to bring:
If you are eligible to take part in a CVITP, make sure to bring:
· Tax information slip
· Receipts (rent, property tax, donations, transportation, etc)
· Social Insurance number
· Photo Identification

The Burlington Central Library will be holding their in person CVITP from March 6th until May 1st on Mondays from 9:30 – 3:30.

If you are unable to come in to the tax sessions The MP has teamed up with the volunteers at the Burlington Central Library Tax Clinic to host a virtual CVITP.

Should you be eligible for this free service and wish to have your taxes completed over the phone please leave a voicemail at 289-427-6209 and a volunteer will contact you.

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