Volunteer Tax Program
The 2018 tax season is OPEN!
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.
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 Volunteer Tax Clinic is accepting new clients for the 2018 tax season from Monday, February 25, 2019 to Friday, March 29, 2019. The clinic will remain open to distribute tax returns to clients and answer questions until Friday, April 5th, 2019. The clinic is located in the Clubs East Space on the 1st floor of MacEwan Student Centre, next to Jugo Juice.
- Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
BE A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY
Apply to become a tax volunteer with our clinic! Click here.