Get your taxes done at a free tax clinic
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Do you need help with your tax return? You may be eligible for help at a free tax clinic if you have a modest income and a simple tax situation.
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A free tax clinic is a place where eligible people can get their tax returns done for free by volunteers. They are hosted by community organizations across Canada through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) and the Income Tax Assistance - Volunteer Program (ITAVP) in Quebec.
There are different types of free tax clinics.
Walk-in: a clinic where your tax return is completed during advertised hours on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment needed.
Drop-off: a clinic where your income tax documents are dropped off during advertised hours. Your tax return will be completed by a volunteer, and you will pick it up at a later time. You will have to prove your identity when you pick up your tax return and documents.
By appointment: a clinic where an appointment is needed to file your tax return. Appointments can be in person or virtual.
- In person: a volunteer will do your tax return at a scheduled time.
- Virtual: a volunteer within your province or territory will do your tax return at a scheduled time by videoconference or by phone.
- Virtual – Northern communities: if you are a resident in a prescribed zone, a volunteer who may or may not be located within your province or territory, will do your tax return at a scheduled time by videoconference or by phone.
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