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Home  Programs & Services Income Tax Clinic

Welcome to ACT’s Tax Clinic, part of The Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic Program (CVITP).

Due to COVID19 and to respect physical distancing guidelines, ACT has developed a Drop-Off Tax Clinic to help individuals who qualify for assistance under the CRA’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) to file a T1 Individual Tax and Benefits Return.

 

Registration opens Monday 22 February 2023 at 10am

 

Tax Years

The Tax Clinic can file taxes for the years 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019 only.

For information on filing taxes for previous years please contact the CRA at 1-800-959-8281.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for ACT’s Tax Clinic the following conditions must be met:

  • Living with HIV
  • Registered Service User of ACT
  • Province of Ontario only
  • Income is within the allowable Total Family Income
  • Simple Tax Situation

 

Family Income

Family Size                             Total Family Income
One Person                              Up to $50,000

Two People                       Up to $60,000

Three People                    Up to $62,500

Additional                          + $2,500 per additional family member

 

Simple Tax Situation

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

  • Employment
  • Pensions
  • Benefits such as the Canada Pension Plan, Disability Insurance, Employment Insurance, and Social Assistance
  • RRSP / RDSP  (Registered Retirement Savings Plan / Registered Disabled Savings Plan)
  • Support Payments
  • Scholarships, Fellowships, Bursaries or Grants
  • Interest under $1,000

 

Non-Eligible

Your tax situation IS NOT considered simple if you have any of the following:

  • Income more than the allowable Total Family Income
  • Self-Employment or Employment Expenses
  • Business Taxes or Business Expenses
  • Earned Rental Income (Landlords)
  • Declared Bankruptcy
  • Taxes for a deceased person (Estate Taxes)
  • Capital Gains or Losses from Investments
  • Out of Province or Out of Country Taxes

 

Registration

Registration opens on Monday 20 February 2023 at 10am

To register for our Drop-Off Clinic please call 416-340-8484 ext 412 and leave a voice message.  Please remember to speak slowly and clearly and repeat your telephone number twice.  Your phone must be able to accept calls and voice messages from unknown/private numbers.

Once your eligibility has been confirmed,  we will send a Tax Clinic Kit to your home address. Simply fill out all the relevant forms and submit them with your tax slips on the designated drop off days.

 

Intake Appointments

If you are living with HIV and are not a registered service user of ACT, please call us at

416-340-2427 and speak to one of our Service Access Coordinators to arrange an Intake Appointment and a referral to the Tax Clinic.

 

CRA My Account

For 2023 the CRA will start the process of switching to electronically providing a Notice of Assessment  and Notice of Reassessment through CRA My Account.  For more information on all CRA Electronic Services and to register for My Account please visit:

Registration process to access the CRA sign-in services - Canada.ca

 

Get Ready for Tax Season

Plan ahead for the tax-filing season. To avoid delays  the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) encourages you to sign up for My Account and Direct Deposits.

To discover more, please visit:

Get ready to do your taxes - Canada.ca

 

CRA Help Line                                                            1 (800) 959-8281

If you need assistance with any of CRA’s online service, please give them a call.  The CRA’s knowledgeable staff provide support, information and assistance with electronic services such as My Account and Direct Deposit

The CRA also assists those who chose to file their own taxes using one of the CRA certified tax preparation software such as Turbo Tax and Simple Tax.