Income Tax Clinic for 55+

It’s that time of year again!

We will be hosting our annual tax clinic again between March and April.

The program is provided in part by the CVITP (The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program) whose objective is to help eligible taxpayers who do not know how to prepare their income tax and benefit returns, and who have low to modest income and a simple tax situation.

The CVITP is a collaboration between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and community organizations like West Toronto Support Services (WTSS).

WTSS Income Tax Clinic

The clinic runs from March 4th to April 30th

Call Shirley at (416) 653-3535 Ext. 247 to register.

Details

Appointment slots are available from 9:30am to 3pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

  • Location #1: 1709 Bloor St. W. 2nd Floor. Steps from Keele subway station (entrance off of Indian Groove)
  • Location #2: 100 High Park Ave. (Rec Rm.).  Steps from High Park station.

Need a ride?  Contact our main office at   (416) 653-3535.  (Regular fees apply)

Eligibility

Am I eligible for help at a free tax clinic?

You may be eligible for help at a free tax clinic if you have a modest income and a simple tax situation.

In general, you have a modest income if based on your family size, your total family income is less than the amount shown in the chart below.

Suggested income levels

Family size           Total family income

  • 1 person              $35,000
  • 2 persons             $45,000
  • 3 persons             $47,500
  • 4 persons             $50,000
  • 5 persons             $52,500
  • more than 5 persons, $52,500 plus $2,500 for each additional person

Returns not eligible

Volunteers do not prepare returns for individuals who:

  • have self-employment income
  • have business or rental income and expenses
  • have capital gains or losses
  • have employment expenses
  • file for bankruptcy
  • are deceased in the year

Income Tax Slips

Remember to bring your tax information slips and receipts with you to your appointment

How to get your slips

If you need to, you can get your current year and prior year old age security (OAS), employment insurance (EI) and Canada pension plan (CPP) tax slips electronically. This service is found by visiting Service Canada.  Or you can call 1-800-206-7218.

Don’t leave it to the last minute!  Our program fills up quickly.

TIPS

This automated phone service is provided by the CRA and provides information about your taxes.  You can get personal and general tax information on a number of tax topics to help you file your current-year return. It is available 24 hrs/day, 7 days a week,

Call TIPS at 1-800-267-6999

Other options:

If our locations are not convenient for you, there are other free clinics in Toronto.   You can search for other participating community organizations by clicking on www.cra.gc.ca or call the CRA at 1–800–959–8281.


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