About free tax clinics

Introduction to free tax clinics

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) has existed since 1971 and is a longstanding partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and community organizations and their volunteers.

In the province of Québec, the program has operated since 1988 and is referred to as the Income Tax Assistance – Volunteer Program (ITAVP). It is administered jointly by the CRA and Revenu Québec.

Participating organizations host free tax clinics where volunteers complete income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals to ensure they receive, or continue to receive, the benefits and credits they are entitled to. In Quebec, volunteers prepare both the federal and provincial tax return.

For the 2024 tax season, community organizations are hosting free in-person and virtual tax clinics. As a volunteer, you can choose to complete taxes in person or virtually, by videoconference, by phone, or through a drop-off clinic.

If you’re interested in participating as an organization or volunteer, please contact a CRA coordinator.

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