Register to volunteer

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Although CVITP registration is available year round, please wait until the fourth week of October before registering for the upcoming tax season.

Thank you for choosing to volunteer at a free tax clinic!

Please ensure that you have read the Before you register – important information page before registering.

Volunteers must meet certain requirements before they can participate in the CVITP. The requirements depend on your role(s) as a volunteer. If you will have more than one role, register for the role that has the highest requirements. For example if you will be booking appointments and sending tax returns electronically, follow the requirements for electronic filing (EFILE).

Please complete all requirements for the role(s) you register to volunteer with.

Register in a support role

If you volunteer in a support role, you can be an interpreter, greeter, administrator, or screener.

To register for these roles, you need to determine if you will see or handle taxpayer information.

If you will not see or handle taxpayer information, you must:

  1. Register for the CVITP.

If you will see or handle taxpayer information, you must:

  1. Register for the CVITP.
  2. Obtain a valid police records check.

Register as a tax preparer

To register as a volunteer tax preparer, determine how you will prepare and file returns, then complete the steps below.

If you are preparing paper returns only, you must:

  1. Register for the CVITP.
  2. Obtain a valid police records check.

If you are filing returns electronically through EFILE, or electronically through EFILE and by paper, you must:

  1. Register for the CVITP.
  2. Apply for an EFILE number or renew your EFILE account.

If you are filing returns electronically using EFILE with Auto-fill my return, you must:

  1. Register for the CVITP.
  2. Apply for a representative identifier (RepID) using the Represent a Client portal.
  3. Apply for an EFILE number or renew your EFILE account.
  4. Obtain a valid police records check.
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