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Community Volunteer Income Tax Program - Beaverbrook

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 income 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 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:

  • employment
  • pension
  • 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



Age group

Adults 50-plus