ACT has qualified volunteer tax consultants to help people living with HIV complete their Income Tax Return. The service is free and confidential, is open to registered service users of ACT.
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.
The Tax Clinic is closed for the 2022 Tax Season
Please check back in February 2024 for information on the 2023 Tax Season
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 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:
- 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
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 opens on Tuesday, February 21, 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.
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:
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:
CRA Help Line
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.
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