Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
If you are an individual earning a modest income of less than $30,000 or a family earning less than $45,000 a year, you are eligible to participate in the Community Volunteer Income Tax program (CVITP) run by the Government of Canada.
CVITP is a free service led by volunteers to help you prepare your 2018 tax return. If you are a Burlington resident earning a modest income, my office and the Burlington Central Library are here to help you this tax season.
By filing your tax returns, you may qualify to receive important benefits such as the Goods and Services Tax Credit, the Ontario Trillium Tax-Free Rebates, the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) and the Canada Learning Bond (CLB).
Last year, dedicated volunteers operating out of my office assisted more than 450 Burlington individuals, newcomers, seniors, and families to file their tax returns.
The Tax Clinic is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 2pm and Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm in Suite 204 of Burlington Centre. The Clinic will run from March 5th to April 25th 2019.
The Burlington Central Library, 2331 New St., tax preparation clinic is open between March 4th to April 29th. During this time you can drop-in every Monday from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
We are fortunate to live in a prosperous country like Canada. The taxes we pay keeps our streets safe and our parks clean, provides us with public education and healthcare, ensures our food and water are healthy and supports our national defence, among many other services we enjoy as Canadian citizens and residents. Schedule some time to prepare and file your 2018 tax return by April 30, 2019.
If you would like more information regarding Canada’s tax system or to learn more about our tax preparation clinic, contact my office at 905-639-5757, email me at email@example.com.