Vounteer Income Tax Program
   

Volunteer Income Tax Program

The Town of Devon participates in the Canadian Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) to offer a free tax service (simple tax returns only) for eligible Devon residents betwen March and April each year. This program was created to help low income individuals, families, and seniors complete their income tax return at no cost. 

For more information why doing your taxes is important, follow this link to the Money Mentors website.

For 2022 there are a few different options for residents, but first, make sure that you are eligible:

Eligibility Criteria

Taxpayer status       Family Income
One person         Up to $35,000
Two people       Up to $45,000
Three people       Up to $47,500
Four people       Up to $50,000
Five people       Up to $52,500
More than 5 people       $52,500 plus $2,500 for each additional person

 

This is for simple returns only. Full list of what we can and cannot offer is below. Residents with income over these thresholds also have low cost local options that our FCSS staff can give you information on.

Options for Support 2021 Taxes

SENIORS

Call the Town Office – 780-987-8300

OTHER RESIDENTS

  • Option One: Self-file workshops (pre-register only)

March 22, 6:30pm at Devon Library. Call Kammi at 780-987-3720

April 5, 9am or April 7, 6pm virtually. Call Eugena 780-955-6421

  • Option Two: Virtual or in person volunteer tax

Make Tax Time Pay (until late April) 780-722-9409

  • Option Three: Online free tax programs / other clinics in the area

Free tax software for self-return - follow this link to options via the CRA (please note, these are for low income only)

Other clinics - follow this link for options via the CVITP Alberta program.

Volunteers will NOT prepare income tax returns with:

  • Capital gains
  • Farming income
  • Rental income
  • Self-employed income
  • Fishing income
  • Bankruptcies
  • Deceased persons
  • Interest income exceeding $1,000

What is a simple tax return?

In general, your tax situation is simple if you have no income or if your income comes from these sources:

  • employment
  • pension
  • benefits such as Canada Pension Plan, disability, employment insurance, social assistance
  • registered retirement savings plans (RRSP's)
  • support payments
  • scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or grants
  • interest (under $1,000)

Your tax situation is not simple if you:

  • are self-employed or have employment expenses
  • have business or rental income and expenses
  • have capital gains or losses
  • filed for bankruptcy
  • are completing a tax return for a deceased person

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Devon, AB T9G 1A1

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