Can you help? The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is seeking volunteers

This tax season, help lift fellow Newfoundlanders and Ladradorians out of poverty by volunteering at a CVITP clinic near you!

Volunteers are needed in Newfoundland and Labrador to help at-need members in their own communities access benefits, credits and refunds, they may be entitled to, through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP).

The CVITP is a collaboration between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), community organizations and their volunteers to provide free tax preparation services to eligible taxpayers with modest income, a simple tax situation and who are unable to complete their own tax and benefit returns.

The CRA provides participating organizations and their volunteers with training, free tax preparation software, access to the CRA’s EFILE system to file T1 returns and a dedicated, toll-free telephone help line, throughout the filing season.

Last year, $23,984,000* in tax refunds and benefit entitlements were paid to residents in Newfoundland and Labrador through the CVITP. Yet, others remained unclaimed.

This tax season, help lift fellow Newfoundlander and Labradorians out of poverty by volunteering at a CVITP clinic near you.

To volunteer or for information on local participating community organizations, visit Canada.ca/taxes-volunteer or call 1 (855) 516-4405 today!  Thank you for making a difference!

Media contact:
For more information contact
Anne Pachal
Manager, Communications, Atlantic Region
Canada Revenue Agency / Government of Canada
Tel  902-426-5784
anne.pachal@cra-arc.gc.ca


* This data is accurate as of September 20, 2019 and is subject to change as more information becomes available to the CRA. Refund and benefit entitlement amounts consist of federal and provincial benefits administered through the CRA, and apply to current and prior year tax returns filed through the CVITP during the program period of May 16, 2018 - May 15, 2019.

The listed province/territory is the individual’s place of residence on December 31, 2018 as reported on the return filed. An individual can have multiple returns (both current and prior years) filed under more than one province/territory.

Provincial/territorial totals will not add up to national totals as national totals include counts for those whose province/territory of residence was not identifiable at the time of data extraction.