Clarkson Community Church has been serving the local community in Clarkson and beyond for over 20 years. We are offering, in conjunction with the Canada Revenue Agency, the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program to prepare relatively simple income tax returns for those with modest or no incomes. We welcome everyone including students, newcomers to Canada and seniors.
Our tax clinic will prepare your return FREE OF CHARGE.
We look forward to being able to help you prepare and file your 2020 tax return.
Benefits of our FREE TAX clinic
Our free tax clinic will help you to receive your refund if you are entitled to one, and also receive all the benefits to which you are entitled when you file a tax return.
How do you get in touch with us?
Please contact us using the form below. A volunteer will contact you to arrange a time that is convenient for both of you to prepare and file your tax return. See How do we prepare your return? Please make sure that you have reviewed the Tax Returns that we can prepare before you contact us.
How do we prepare your return?
Due to COVID-10, we will prepare your return remotely this year. There will be no in-person meetings; the volunteer will prepare your return using FaceTime or Zoom. (If you do not have access to one of these services, we will contact you by telephone.)
The volunteer will need to verify your identity using a piece of government issued photo identification. We will take your information over the video call or by telephone. You will have to consent to our doing your return and to our filing your return using the Government of Canada’s NETFILE service. We will not retain a copy of your return and will not provide you with a printed copy of your return – however, we can email you a PDF copy. You will have all of the information that is used to complete your tax return in the Notice of Assessment you receive once your return is processed by the CRA
Information you will need for the volunteer preparing your return:
- Social Security Number (SIN)
- Government issued photo ID (such as a driver’s licence or passport)
- All information slips (T3, T4, T4A/E, T5, T4OAS, T4CPP, T4RIF, UCCB RC62, WITB RC210)
- All receipts that apply to your situation:
- medical receipts
- charitable donations
- childcare expenses
- property tax bill
- rent expense paid in 2020 and the name of your landlord
- disability tax credit
- tuition and education (T2202 and T2202A)
- RRSP contribution receipt
Tax Returns that we can prepare
If you are one of the following, we can prepare your tax return:
- You have a modest income
- You have no income
- You are a newcomer to Canada
- You have disabilities
- You are a senior
- You are a youth or student
- You are homeless or housing insecure
You have a modest income which we consider to be the following:
|1 person||$45,000 / year|
|2 persons||$55,000 / year|
|3 persons||$57,500 / year|
|4 persons||$60,000 / year|
|5 persons||$62,500 / year|
|More than 5 persons||$62,500, plus $2,500 for each additional person|
Your tax return is considered to be simple. This means either you have no income, or the sources of income are:
- pensions, including CPP, OAS, RRSPs and RIFs
- benefit payments
- support payments
- scholarships, grants and bursaries
- interest (under $1,000)
TAX RETURNS THAT WE CAN’T PREPARE
We don’t complete more complex returns. These include returns with:
- self-employment income
- business or rental income and expenses
- interest income over $1,000
- capital gains or losses
- foreign property ownership
- bankrupt individuals
- deceased individuals