Tax Season Returns: Free Income Tax Clinics Open in Muskoka!

As we enter the tax season of 2024, the District of Muskoka is excited to announce the return of the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP).

The CVITP is based on people helping people. The District is registered with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) and works with community partners and volunteers to host free tax clinics across Muskoka. Volunteers file tax returns for eligible people with a modest income and a simple tax situation.

Arfona Zwiers, Commissioner of Community and Planning Services, emphasized the importance of filing taxes for accessing vital government benefits and credits, including the Ontario Child Benefit, GST credit, and Old Age Security, among others. “Our tax clinic volunteers were able to process 1,896 tax returns last year, indicating the critical role these clinics play in supporting the financial well-being of Muskoka residents. We are thankful for the commitment and hard work of our volunteers and community partners, who, alongside District staff, make these essential services available to those in greatest need.”

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for the tax clinic program you must be a resident of Muskoka and your family income cannot exceed the total family income threshold as outlined on the District’s website at www.muskoka.on.ca/incometaxclinics

Book An Appointment!

Tax clinic appointments are now available at locations across Muskoka.  To book an appointment complete the online request form at www.muskoka.on.ca/taxclinics. We’re here to help – if you do not have access to a computer, you can call our tax clinic team at (705) 645-2412 or visit the 70 Pine Street Administrative Office during regular business hours.

Learn More

To learn more about the tax clinic program, what you need to bring to your appointment and information about the District’s involvement with this program, please visit our website at www.muskoka.on.ca/incometaxclinics

For more information regarding the CRA’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program and general information on tax returns please visit the CRA website.

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