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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 modified 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.

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 $45,000

Two People                              Up to $55,000

Three People                           Up to $57,500

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

 

ZOOM TAX CLINIC

Have your taxes prepared in the comfort of your own home by registering for a Zoom Tax Clinic Appointment. 

Requirements:   Computer, Secure Internet, Webcam, Microphone, Speakers

 

DROP-OFF TAX CLINIC

Register for our Drop-Off Clinic and, 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 (to be announced).

 

INTAKE APPOINTMENTS

If you are living with HIV and are not a registered service user of ACT, please call us at 416-340-8484 ext. 244 to arrange an Intake Session.

 

OTHER INCOME TAX RESOURCES
Other Volunteer Tax Clinics
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If you don’t live in Toronto, the CRA has Community Volunteer Tax Clinics throughout the provide of Ontario to help eligible individuals file a T1 Individual Tax and Benefits Return. 

Click below to find a clinic near you.

VOLUNTEER TAX CLINICS

Get Ready for the Tax Season
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Plan ahead for the tax-filing season. To avoid delays and to reduce your potential exposure to COVID-19, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) encourages you to sign up for direct deposit and file your taxes online.

To discover more, please click on the links below:

CRA - Get Ready to do your Taxes

CRA - My Account

CRA - Records and Receipts

CRA – Direct Deposit

CRA – Newcomers to Canada

CRA – Mobile Applications

CRA – NETFILE Options

Canada Revenue Agency - NETFILE
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The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) enables you to take full control of your tax information and assists in filing your taxes online.

NETFILE is an electronic tax-filing service that lets you do your personal taxes online and send your income tax and benefit return directly to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). It simplifies tax-filing and offers the following benefits:

  • You can file your tax returns directly through a NETFILE-certified tax software, which is more accurate with fewer chances of errors.
  • Links to your CRA My Account so that you can use the Autofill My Return feature.
  • You get immediate confirmation that CRA has received your tax return.
  • You don’t have to send in receipts, unless CRA asks for them at a later date.
  • You get your refund faster through NETFILE.
  • Sign up for direct deposit and you could receive your refund within 2 weeks.
  • CRA offers telephone support to assist you with using NETFILE software.

 Please click below for more details.

CRA - NETFILE

Canada Revenue Agency - Help Line
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If you need assistance with any of CRA’s online service, please give them a call at: 

1 (800) 959-8281 

The CRA’s knowledgeable staff provide support, information and assistance with electronic services such as My Account and NETFILE