Volunteer Tax Program
The 2017 tax season is now here!
If you are a current campus community members including a student, faculty or staff member, then our service may be open to you. Some restrictions may apply, so be sure to read our ELIGIBILITY requirements. The SU Volunteer Services Tax Program is run by a team of volunteers and is specifically designed to help low income individuals.
Drop-in to our clinic at any time to receive assistance from our trained volunteers and arrive with all of the required information and forms.
WHO ARE WE AND WHAT DO WE DO?
The Students’ Union Volunteer Tax Program (SU VTP) at the University of Calgary began operating in 2000 in associated with the CRA’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. Since then, our program coordinators, Client Relations, EFILE, and Audit Team Leads, along with over 100 trained volunteers, assist members of the campus community in completing and filing their tax returns for free, either by e-filing or providing a mail-in tax return to clients.
What is the StudentS’ Union Volunteer Tax Program?
The Canada Revenue Agency, and other Community Volunteer Income Tax Programs (CVITPs) similar to ours, host free tax preparation clinics all over Canada for qualifying low-income individuals, seniors, and new immigrants and families. Every year at the University of Calgary, qualified volunteers are selected to prepare tax returns for eligible members of the campus community – many of whom are students and university employees. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), in conjunction with the Students’ Union Volunteer Tax Program team, provides training and tax software to over 100 volunteers who help to file over 1,000 returns annually.
Who is eligible for the SU Volunteer Tax program?
The Volunteer Tax Program is specifically designed to help low income individuals with limited income. To check your eligibility, please click here.
Clinic Hours & Location
The tax clinic is now open. We are accepting new clients from Monday, February 26th, 2018 to Friday, April 6th, 2018. The clinic is located in the East Clubs Space, near Jugo Juice, in the Macewan Student Centre building. We are open Monday-Thursday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. We operate solely on a drop-in basis.
BE A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY
Apply to become a tax volunteer with our clinic! Click here.