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Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

The Ottawa Public Library is partnering with Canada Revenue Agency to offer free tax preparation through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). In order to have a volunteer file your tax for free you need to have a modest income AND a simple tax situation.

**You will need to bring all required documents to the appointment.

**Drop-in. (You show up during advertised hours and a volunteer will do your tax return for you on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Modest income: In general, you have a modest income if based on your family size, your total family income is less than the amount shown in the chart below.

Family size            Total family income

1 person                  $35,000

2 persons                $45,000

3 persons                $47,500

4 persons                $50,000

5 persons                $52,500

more than 5 persons  $52,500 plus $2,500 for each additional person

Simple tax situation: In general, your tax situation is simple if you have no income or if your income comes from these sources:



benefits such as Canada Pension Plan, disability, employment insurance, social assistance

registered retirement savings plans (RRSP's)

support payments

scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or grants

interest (under $1,000)

Your tax situation is not simple if you:

are self-employed or have employment expenses

have business or rental income and expenses

have capital gains or losses

filed for bankruptcy

are completing a tax return for a deceased person



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