How much money you can receive
The maximum grant funding amount is directly tied to the number of federal income tax returns that your organization files through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) or the Income Tax Assistance – Volunteer Program (ITAVP).
|Number of returns per organization||Funding maximum per organization|
|10 to 200||$ 500|
|201 to 500||$ 1,000|
|501 to 1000||$ 2,000|
|1001 to 2000||$ 4,000|
|2001 to 3000||$ 6,000|
|3001 to 4000||$ 8,000|
|over 4000||$ 10,000|
How we calculate your organization’s funding
Grant applications will be given funding on a first come, first served basis, with funding proportionately allocated across Canada.
The CRA uses the following criteria to determine your organization’s potential funding:
- The number of federal income tax returns electronically filed by volunteers affiliated with your organization
- Your organization’s reported eligible costs incurred for hosting and administering a free tax clinic
- We encourage your organization to report all eligible costs
- Funding escalators, which are subject to change each year
- Total Government Assistance your organization may have received for the purpose of hosting a free tax clinic
- Total Government Assistance (TGA) is the total of federal, provincial, municipal and territorial funding received by an organization.
- In your grant application, your organization must disclose the TGA received for hosting and administering free tax clinics.
- The TGA will be taken into consideration in the funding calculations by subtracting the TGA from the total reported expenses.
The CRA attributes one return per submission using your organization’s CVITP Organization Identification Number (COIN).
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