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.

Tax clinic volunteers complete tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals to ensure they receive, or continue to receive, their entitled benefit payments. In Québec, volunteers prepare both the federal and provincial tax return.

For the 2022 tax season, community organizations are hosting free in-person and virtual tax clinics. As a volunteer, you can choose to file and complete taxes in person (following local public health advice and measures) 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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