Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Our clinic will operate from March 1 to April 28, 2023. Registration is OPEN.

What is CVITP?

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) has existed since 1971. It is a partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), community organizations and community volunteers. The Tax clinic is free and is supported by community volunteers to ensure individuals receive, or continue to receive, their entitled benefit payments.

Why do we need CVITP?

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 community members in need. Community volunteers can help to make this process easier.

What is the Proces:

  1. Complete a form to confirm eligibility.
  2. Schedule a time for a call back from a volunteer.
  3. A volunteer will phone you at home to gather needed information. NO NEED to submit any actual documentation.
  4. A volunteer will complete taxes and submit them to CRA.
  5. A copy of your Tax Summary and CRA acceptance confirmation will be mailed to you.

How to register for CVITP?

  • online (continue below)
  • by-phone at 780-591-5651, or
  • in person at the TriCala office at 115, 4302 33 Street, Stony Plain


Who is Eligible to register? 

Residents with modest income and simple tax situations.

Not eligible? or prefer to DIY?

TriCala offers Do-It-Yourself work stations to complete your taxes online (includes tip sheet, software and WiFi)


Be a resident of Stony Plain, Parkland County or a First Nations community within Parkland County.


Have a modest income.

This is determined by family size:

  •   1 person less than $35,000
  •   2 people less than $45,000
  •   3 people less than $47,500
  •   4 people less than $50,000
  • +5 people less than $52,500+$2,500/person


Have a Simple tax situation.

This means NONE of the following conditions are present:

  • self-employed or have employment expenses
  • contract income (T5018)
  • business or rental income and expenses
  • interest income of more than $1000
  • capital gains or losses
  • commission income
  • farming income
  • filed for bankruptcy
  • completing a tax return for a deceased person

FYI, here are some useful tax connections:



Check out the new Benfits Wayfinder!



to register for the free tax clinic.