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Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP)

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is a free service to help low-income individuals with simple tax situations complete and file their income tax and benefit return. Last year in the Prairie Mountain Health region the total money in benefits and refunds to residents who used CVITP to complete their taxes was $8,019,659.  The average return to an individual client was around $2680.  In Brandon there were 24 volunteers who helped clients with their returns and in the rural areas there were 19 volunteers who gave of their time.

CVITP is a collaboration between community organizations and the Canada Revenue Agency. Through this program, community organizations such as PMH bring together volunteers who prepare income tax returns for free. This program helps ensure that seniors, newcomers, students and all low-income residents maintain access to all the benefits to which they are entitled.  This includes GST refunds, Canada Child benefit, MB Rent assist, Disability Tax credits, Pharmacare deductibles and more.

Eligibility for this FREE program

You can get your income tax done FREE through this program if you fall under one of the categories below:

  • 1 person with income under $35,000
  • 2 persons with income under $45,000
  • 3 persons with income under $47,500                       

         Plus $2,500 for each additional dependent

Fact: income and health are directly related.

Better income can lead to better health, education and well-being.  Completing an income tax return can improve income by providing access to federal, provincial and local benefits and programs such as:
GST refunds | Canada Child benefit | MB Rent assist | Disablity Tax credits | Pharmacare deductibles and more

If you have any questions regarding the Community Income Tax Volunteer Program or would be interested in volunteering and having the program come to your community contact Brett Turner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 204-578-4812 or 7th Street Health Access Centre at 204-578-4800.

 
If ANY of these conditions apply to you, you are NOT ELIGIBLE to participage 
  • 1 person over $35,000 
  • 2 persons over $45,000
  • 3 persons over $47,500 
  • 4 persons over $50,000 -  (add an additional $2500 for each additional person in family)
  • Business income
  • Self-Employed
  • Deceased in year above
  • Bankruptcy (Pre- or Post-)
  • Employment Expenses
  • Rental income
  • Capital Gains
  • Farm Income
  • Investment income over $1000

 

Locations

There are many locations throughout Prairie Mountain Health offering this service.  If there is not one in your community, we encourage you to go to one of the other sites.

In Brandon

Walk in and drop off site is located at 7th Street Health Access Centre, #20 - 7th Street. 

Walk-in service (first come, first served), where you can sit down and go through your information starts February 26 and runs until April 30th.

Hours for walk in are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11 am to 4:30 pm and Tuesday and Saturday 11 am to 2 pm. 

Drop-off your information at 7th Street starting March 9 and runs until November 30, seven days a week from 11 am until 7 pm.

Outside of Brandon - RURAL DROP OFF LOCATIONS 

Available from March 9th to November 30 unless otherwise indicated at the following locations: This CVITP is approved by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and coordinated by Prairie Mountain Health.  The volunteers who will help you file your income tax and benefit return are Canada Revenue Agency trained.

If you have any questions regarding the Community Income Tax Volunteer Program or would be interested in volunteering and having the program come to your community contact 7th Street Health Access Centre at 204-578-4800.

Benito Health Centre
200 – 1st St. SE
Benito, MB
Weekdays: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Birtle Medical Clinic
843 Gertrude Street
Birtle, MB
Weekdays: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm  
 
Boissevain Health Centre
305 Mill Road South
Boissevain, MB
Weekdays:  8 am - 4 pm
Camperville Primary Health Care Centre
Camperville, MB
Weekdays: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Davidson Memorial Health Centre
345 Davidson St.
Cartwright, MB
Weekdays: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Erickson Primary Care Clinic
60 Queen Elizabeth Road
Erickson, MB
Weekdays: 8:30am to 12:30pm & 1pm to 4:30pm
Gilbert Plains Health Centre
100 Cutforth St. North
Gilbert Plains, MB
Weekdays: 9 am to 3 pm
Glenboro Health Centre
219 Murray Ave.
Glenboro, MB
Weekdays: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Call ahead 204-827-2438
Hamiota Health Centre
177 Birch Ave East
Hamiota, MB
Weekdays: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tri Lake Health Centre
Community Health Services
86 Ellis Drive
Killarney, MB
Weekdays: 8:30 am to Noon & 1 pm to 4:30 pm
Reston Health Centre (Business office)
523 1st Street
Reston, MB
Weekdays: 10 am to 3:30 pm
Roblin Hospital
15 Hospital Street
Roblin, MB
Weekdays: 8:35 am - Noon & 1 pm – 4:30 pm
Rossburn Health Centre
Administration Office
116 Parkview Drive
Rossburn, MB
Weekdays: 9 am – Noon & 1 pm – 4 pm
Russell Community Health Services
426 Alexandria Ave,
Russell, MB
Weekdays:  8 am - 4:30 pm
Shoal Lake/Strathclair Health Centre
526 Mary St.
Shoal Lake, MB
Weekdays: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Ste. Rose Primary Health Care Centre
603-1st Ave. East
Ste. Rose, MB
Weekdays:  8:15 am - 4:30 pm
Tiger Hills Health Centre
64 Clark Street
Treherne, MB
Weekdays: 1 pm to 3 pm
Waterhen Community Health Services
104 North Mallard Road
Waterhen, MB
Weekdays: 8:30 am to 4 pm
Wawanesa Health Centre (Business Office)
506 George Street
Wawanesa, MB
Weekdays: 8 am to 4 pm
Winnipegosis & District Health Centre
230 Bridge Street
Winnipegosis, MB
Weekdays: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

The following partner organizations will accept drop-offs as shown for each location 

Carberry Drop In Center
132 Main Street,
Carberry, MB
Phone: 204- 834-6613  for information
Weekdays: 8:30 am - Noon & 1 pm - 4 pm
Drop off: March 9 - April 30

Prairie Skills Centre
220 South Railway Avenue
Deloraine, MB
Weekdays: 9 am - 4 pm
Drop off: March 9 - November 30
Elkhorn Leisure Centre
10 Richhill Avenue
Elkhorn, MB
Weekdays: 9 am – 11 am
Drop off: March 9 - April 30
Integral CPA
450 Main Street
Grandview, MB
Weekdays 9am - 5 pm
Drop off: March 9 - November 30
Hartney Town Office
209 Airdrie Street
Hartney, MB
Weekdays:  9 am - 4  pm
Drop off: March 9 - November 30
Municipality of McCreary Office
432 1st Ave.
McCreary, MB
Mon. Wed. Fri:  9 am - 4 pm
Drop off: March 9 - April 30
Melita Library
149 Main Street
Melita, MB
Tues - Fri: 10 am – Noon & 1 pm – 5 pm
Drop off: March 9 - November 30
Adult Learning Centre
131 Main Street S
Minnedosa, MB
Mon. Tues. Thurs:  9 am - 3 pm
Wed, Fri: 9 am - Noon
Drop off: March 9 - April 30
HAND Office/Service for Seniors
430 Brown Avenue
Neepawa, MB
Weekdays:  8:30 am - 10 am
(Only for Seniors or Persons with Disabilities)
DROP OFF DATES - March 16 - April 30
Neepawa Public Library
280 Davidson Street
Neepawa, MB
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri:  9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thurs:  11 am - 7 pm

Drop off: March 9 - April 30
Riverdale Municipality
670 2nd Avenue
Rivers, MB
Weekdays: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Drop off: March 9 - April 30
L.E.A.R.N. Inc.
341 Main Street
Roblin, MB
Weekdays:  10 am - Noon & 1 pm - 3pm
Drop off:  March 16 - April 30
Rossburn Community Resource Centre
Lions Manor Suite 1 - 71 Main St.
Rossburn, MB
Weekdays: 9 am - Noon & 1 pm - 4 pm
Drop off: March 9 - April 30
Souris Valley Recreation Office
32 3rd Avenue W
Souris, MB
Weekdays: 9 am – Noon & 1 pm – 4 pm
Drop off: March 9 - April 30
Border Regional Library
312 7th Avenue, South
Virden, MB
Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10 am - 5:30 pm
Thurs: 10 am - 8 pm. 
Drop off: March 9 - April 30

Other organizations offering the Community Volunteer Income Tax program are: 

Dauphin – North West Metis Council. Call 204- 638-9086 Service available year round

Dauphin – Dauphin Friendship Centre.  Call 204- 638- 5707.  Service available year round

Swan River – Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre.  Contact Emma-Leigh Rusk:  204- 734-9301