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Registration for the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program Begins February 16th

United Way Centraide North East Ontario - Wednesday, 10 February 2021

United Way Centraide North East Ontario/Nord-est de l’Ontario (UWCNEO), in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency, is gearing up to assist low-income earners file their income tax returns virtually through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.

Starting February 16, 2021, qualifying individuals can register online to have their income tax returns filed at no charge. The program launches on March 1, 2021, and will run virtually until April 30, 2021.

“Despite the many challenges presented by COVID-19, we are pleased to be able to offer this service. For the safety of our clients and volunteers, the program will only be available virtually,” says Linda Dupuis, Governance and Partnership Manager with UWCNEO.“There will be no in-person clinics offered at the United Way office. While delivery of the program is different than previous years, our volunteers will be available to walk everyone through the process.”

Individuals wishing to register for the program are encouraged to register online. Online registrations for the service will continue until April 30, 2021.

For individuals that cannot register online, a message can be left on the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program telephone line by calling 705-560-3330 ext. 210. A volunteer will return your call to complete registration.

Your patience through this process is appreciated. We expect to be able to assist all who register for the service but it may take up to a few weeks for a tax preparer volunteer to contact you.

In preparation for the call with the volunteer, you are asked to gather your tax information as you would if you were having your taxes filed in person. Here are examples, some of which may apply to you:

  • Social Insurance Number (SIN) – this is required in all cases
  • Income slips, such as from an employer (T4), ODSP (T5007), etc.
  • T4A slips for COVID-19 emergency benefits
  • any receipts for amounts you paid for childcare, tuition, medical care, etc.
  • the amount you paid in 2020 in rent or property taxes
  • any other relevant tax information that applies to you

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

Family Size/Total Family Income
One person … $35,000
Two People … $45,000
Three People … $47,500
Four People … $50,000
Five People … $52,500

CVIT Information Sheet


For decades, UWCNEO has been committed to making our community a place where everyone has an opportunity to succeed. In addition to research and advocacy, we invest in the most effective local programs in the areas of poverty, community and kids.