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Find out if you are eligible for help doing your taxes

If you need help doing your taxes, and you have a modest income and a simple tax situation, volunteers from the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) may be able to complete your income tax and benefit return for you, free of charge. Find out if you’re eligible for help with the CVITP.

Help doing your taxes for Québec residents

Volunteers with the Volunteer Program in Quebec complete both the federal and the provincial return. Learn more about the Volunteer Program offered by Revenu Québec.

Find a tax preparation clinic

Volunteer tax preparation clinics are generally offered between February and April each year at various locations across Canada. Find a tax preparation clinic in your area.

What to bring with you

In order for volunteers to complete your income tax and benefit return for you, make sure to bring your:

  • Tax information slips
  • Receipts
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Identification

You can get your current year and prior year old age security (OAS), employment insurance (EI) and Canada pension plan (CPP) tax slips electronically, by visiting Service Canada.

For more information, see Information slips – T4 and other slips.

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