Canada. Canada Revenue Agency - Grey Bruce

Site: Owen Sound -YMCA Employment Services

Service: Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Record #: GRE0417
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 24 Feb 2023


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.

Can prepare current and previous years' returns.

Virtual Tax Service is also now available. Tax preparation over the phone or online video chat. Call for information.

Service Details

Hours Call to make arrangement for drop off or to arrange for virtual clinic
Dates: Mar 20, 2023-Jan 10, 2024
Areas Served Owen Sound
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 The free income tax clinics are open for drop-off service. There are no in-person appointments. Call and ask for Kara (or leave a message) or email Kara will respond with instructions to arrange drop off. Drop off will be at the YMCA Owen Sound Grey Bruce Employment Services office in Owen Sound.
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Owen Sound
Address & Map
Professional Centre; 945 3rd Ave E
Ste 23
Owen Sound, ON
Canada N4K 2K8
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Intersection 3rd Ave and 10th St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-371-9222 ext 6
Primary Contact Kara Caven, Administrative Assistant
Mailing Address Professional Centre; 945 3rd Ave E 
Ste 23 
Owen Sound, ON 
Canada N4K 2K8

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