UBC TACS follows the same eligibility guidelines as the Canadian Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). The CVITP assists eligible taxpayers with low incomes, in simple, non-complex tax situations.

Eligibility Criteria

These suggested maximum income levels should serve as a guideline only.

Taxpayer Status Your Income (Line 150)
Individual Up to $30,000
Couple Up to $40,000
One adult with a child Up to $35,000

* For each additional child, add $2,500 to the suggested family income.
* Interest income must be less than $1,000.

Eligible taxpayers normally served by the CVITP include:

  • Aboriginal peoples
  • Low-income individuals and social assistance recipients
  • Newcomers to Canada
  • Seniors
  • Students

Volunteers do not prepare tax returns for individuals who:

  • Own foreign property worth over $100,000
  • Have self-employment income
  • Have business or rental income and expenses
  • Have capital gains or losses
  • Have rental income
  • Have employment expenses / Have a T2200 tax form
  • Have filed for bankruptcy
  • Are Exchange Students staying in Canada for less than 1 year
  • Are visiting Canada
  • Are deceased