Record #: GRE0285
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2022
Last Full Update: 21 Jan 2022


Description (Service) For individuals unable to complete their income tax and benefit return themselves and are unable to pay for assistance, the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) may be able to assist. Volunteers can help complete the income tax and benefit return if income is low and tax situation is simple. 
Will complete prior and current year returns.

Service Details

Hours Upon signing up, drop off dates and times will be provided to individuals.
Areas Served Bruce County ; Grey County
Eligibility These suggested maximum income levels should serve as a guideline only 
Single individual – up to $35,000 
Two-person family – up to $45,000 (combined income of a couple, or one adult with one child under 18) 
+ add $2,500 for each additional dependent child in the family 
Interest income limited to under $1,000 
Local community organizations have the flexibility to adjust or set additional eligibility criteria for taxpayers based on the local economic environment, the population they serve, and their own capacity 
Volunteers do not prepare tax returns for complex situations such as: 
  • returns
  • for deceased persons 
  • individuals who file for bankruptcy 
  • self-employed individuals 
  • individuals who report capital gains or losses 
  • individuals who report employment expenses, or business or rental income and expenses
Eligible taxpayers normally served by the CVITP include: 
  • Indigenous peoples 
  • Low-income individuals and social assistance recipients 
  • Newcomers to Canada 
  • Seniors 
  • Students
Application By appointment only No in-person clinics for 2022.  
Call the office of Alex Ruff, MP to leave a message for the Owen Sound CVITP who will return the call after 5 pm to arrange an appointment. Upon signing up, drop-off locations and dates will be provided to individuals. 
Do not call or go to any Community Living office, all appointments and inquiries are arranged through the office of Alex Ruff. 
Cancellations: 2 business days notice prior to appointment date is required to cancel an appointment. No shows will lose the privilege of using the clinic
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Owen Sound
Address & Map
1101 2nd Ave E, Ste 208
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2N5
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Intersection 2nd Ave E and 11th St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone Alex Ruff's Office: 519-371-1059

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