Programs & Services

St. Albert Community Village Free Tax Clinic

Our Tax clinic volunteers’ complete tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals
to ensure they receive, or continue to receive, their entitled benefit payments.

Each year through the CVITP, organizations and volunteers help hundreds of thousands of eligible individuals file their income tax and benefit returns.

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.

The CVITP service is offered free of charge to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria and includes doing taxes for the current and previous years.

In order to be eligible for the CVITP, individuals must have a modest income and a simple tax situation.

Individuals assisted by the program include:

  • adults 65 years and older
  • housing-insecure individuals
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • modest-income individuals
  • newcomers
  • persons with disabilities
  • students

Simple tax situation
In general, a tax situation is simple if an individual has no income or if their income comes from these sources:

  • employment
  • pension
  • benefits, such as Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, disability insurance, employment insurance, and social assistance
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)
  • support payments
  • scholarships, fellowships, bursaries, or grants
  • interest (under $1,000)

Modest Income
The following table provides a guideline to determine if an individual is eligible for the CVITP. In general, a modest income means the total family income is less than the amount shown in the chart below, based on the size of the family.

Family Size Total family income* (combined)
1 person $35,000
2 people $45,000
3 people $47,500
4 people $50,000
5 people $52,500
More than 5 people $52,500, plus $2,500 for each additional person

*Family size includes an individual, or a couple, and their dependants.


Our program does not provide training or support for complex tax situations and as such, volunteers cannot complete returns with the following:

  • self-employment income or employment expenses (see exception below)
  • business or rental income and expenses
  • interest income over $1,000
  • capital gains or losses
  • foreign property (T1135)
  • bankrupt individuals in the year of bankruptcy (or the year prior, if that return has not been filed)
  • deceased individuals

*Our Volunteers our are not expected to answer complex tax questions. If a taxpayer needs information beyond their expertise, they should go to or call 1-800-959-8281.

Get started by completing this online submission form. Once completed a member of our team will reach out to you with further instructions on how to have your income taxes processed.

Please note that our program is a drop off and pick up system, there are no in person meetings due to current covid protocols.