Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) – Support Role
Volunteer Types: Accounting and Finance, Administration/Office, Others, Translation and Interpretation
Organization types: Children, Youth and Family, Community and Social Services, Disabilities, Education, LGBTQIA2+, Libraries, Poverty/Social Justice, Senior Citizens, Volunteer Centres/Bureaux, Women
Short term (less than 6 months)
Application Deadline: October 1, 2024
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Description

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) volunteers can take on many different roles. Whether you prepare tax returns or provide support, you will be helping people who are unable to do their taxes on their own.

Participating organizations can choose to host in-person, virtual tax clinics or both. Volunteers at virtual clinics may complete taxes by videoconference, by phone, or through a drop-off clinic. Although it’s helpful, you don’t need experience doing tax returns to volunteer. All volunteers are offered web-based training on how to do taxes, using tax software, and determining their responsibilities. Online training can be supplemented with in-person training or virtual training sessions.

Throughout the year , many people require assistance with tax filing, yet volunteers are particularly busy during tax season, from late February to early May. Volunteer registration is available year-round, but we recommend you register/renew starting the fourth week of October to be ready for the upcoming tax season. Register early to prevent delays and ensure you don’t miss important information.

Volunteers in support roles provide general assistance and do not prepare or file tax returns. Depending on your support role, you may handle or have access to
taxpayer information.

Support roles include:

Greeter: the taxpayer’s first point of contact at in-person clinics.

Interpreter: facilitates communication between the taxpayer and volunteer by
acting as a translator.

Screener: ensures taxpayers have the required paperwork and helps organize
documents. Screeners may also help to ensure taxpayers meet program eligibility criteria.

Administrator: schedules appointments, makes follow-up calls, books space for tax clinics, and performs other administrative tasks.

Please register here!

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is always looking for volunteers and it is a great opportunity to help people in your community! We support adults 65 years and older, housing-insecure individuals, Indigenous Peoples, modest-income individuals, newcomers to Canada, persons with disabilities, and youth. We work with organizations like not-for-profits, shelters, retirement homes, friendship centres, immigration associations, and schools. Organizations are often looking for volunteers to fill different roles and can help find the right fit for you.
How will the organization benefit?
CVITP tax preparation services are offered free of charge to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, and includes completing taxes for current and previous years. Individuals need to do their taxes every year to qualify for many federal, provincial, and municipal programs and services. This is a difficult and sometimes overwhelming task for many people in need. Each year through the CVITP, organizations and volunteers help hundreds of thousands of people file their income tax and benefit returns and receive the benefits and credits they are entitled to.

Contact

Michelle Albanese
@Canada Revenue Agency - CVITP and Benefits Outreach Program
Time it will take to contact applicants:
​1-6-days

Details

This position would be great for: Adults, Groups, Newcomers to Canada, Person with a disability or medical condition, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 100
Good for people interested in: Accounting and Finance, Administration/Office, Others, Translation and Interpretation
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, Homeless, LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women, Youth (16-18 years), Youth (19-24 years)

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