Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

What is the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP)?

The objective of the CVITP is to help eligible individuals who are not able to prepare their income tax and benefit returns by themselves.

The CVITP is a collaboration between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and community organizations. The organizations host tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to prepare tax returns for individuals who have low income and a simple tax situation.


When does the CVITP run?

Volunteer training takes place online in February. The CVITP runs through March and April each year.


Who can volunteer?

If you have a basic understanding of income tax you can volunteer for the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP).


What do I get out of it?

  • Give back to your community
  • Help Canadians maintain uninterrupted access to benefits and entitlements
  • Gain new skills and improve existing ones
  • Receive free tax software, reference material and access to training


How do I volunteer?

Please contact FCSS for more information.