The public library in Orangeville is helping some in the community with free tax help.
The Community Volunteer Income Tax program will provide a free tax clinic starting March 12th.
It will help those with a modest income with a simple tax return for 2019 filings.
The clinic runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting Thursday, March 12th. (no clinic scheduled for April 9 and April 30).
The clinic is on a first come, first serve basis for those who are eligible.
The CVITP volunteer will conduct a short interview with clients who are dropping off information, do their taxes at a later time, and then call them to come and pick them up on another clinic date.
A modest income is defined as total family income that is less than:
1 person $35,000
2 persons $45,000
3 persons $47,500
4 persons $50,000
Clinic dates in March and April: Thursday, March 12; Tuesday, March 17; Thursday, March 19;
Tuesday, March 24; Thursday, March 26; Tuesday, March 31; Thursday, April 2; Tuesday, April 7;
Tuesday, April 14; Thursday, April 16, Tuesday, April 21; Thursday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 28
A tax situation is simple if your income comes from any of these sources:
• benefits such as the Canada Pension Plan, disability insurance, employment insurance, and
• registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs)
• support payments
• scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or grants
• interest (under $1,000)
Your tax simple is not simple (not eligible) if you:
• are self-employed or have employment expenses
• have business or rental income and expenses
• have capital gains or losses
• filed for bankruptcy in the tax year (or the year before, if that return has not yet been filed)
• are completing a tax return for a deceased person