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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 $7,456,000.  The average return to an individual client was around $3441.  In Brandon there were 19 volunteers who helped clients with their returns and in the rural areas there were 16 volunteers who gave of their time.

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

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, where you can sit down and go through your information starts February 28 and runs until April 30th.

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

Drop-off your information at 7th Street starts March 11 and runs until December 31, seven days a week from 11 am until 7 pm.

RURAL DROP OFF LOCATIONS available from  March 11 to April 30 unless otherwise indicated:

Birtle Medical Clinic
843 Gertrude Street
Birtle, MB
Weekdays: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 
     
HAND Office/Service for Seniors
430 Brown Avenue
Neepawa, MB
Weekdays:  8:30 am - 10 am
(Seniors or Persons with Disabilities only)
DROP OFF DATES - APRIL 1 - 30 ONLY
         
Boissevain Health Centre
305 Mill Road South
Boissevain, MB
Weekdays:  8 am - 4 pm
     
Neepawa Public Library
280 Davidson Street
Neepawa, MB
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri:  9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thurs:  11 am - 7 pm
         
Carberry Drop In Center
132 Main Street,
Carberry, MB
Phone: 204- 834-6613  for information
Weekdays: 8:30 am - Noon & 1 pm - 4 pm
     
Riverdale Municipality
670 2nd Avenue
Rivers, MB
Weekdays: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
         
Prairie Skills Centre
220 South Railway Avenue
Deloraine, MB
Weekdays: 8:30 am - Noon & 1 pm – 4 pm
     
Roblin Hospital
15 Hospital Street
Roblin, MB
Weekdays: 8:35 am - Noon & 1 pm – 4:30 pm
         
Elkhorn Leisure Centre
10 Richhill Avenue
Elkhorn, MB
Weekdays: 9 am – 11 am
     
L.E.A.R.N. Inc.
341 Main Street
Roblin, MB
Weekdays:  10 am - Noon & 1 pm - 3pm
DROP OFF DATES - April 8 - 19 ONLY
         
Community Futures Parkland
421 Main Street
Grandview, MB
Mon. - Thurs:  8:30 am - 4 pm
     
Rossburn Health Centre
Administration Office
116 Parkview Drive
Rossburn, MB
Weekdays: 9 am – Noon & 1 pm – 4 pm
         
Hartney Town Office
209 Airdrie Street
Hartney, MB
Weekdays:  9 am - 4  pm
     
Rossburn Community Resource Centre
Lions Manor Suite 1 - 71 Main St.
Rossburn, MB
Weekdays: 9 am - Noon & 1 pm - 4 pm
         
Tri-Lake Health Centre
Community Health Services
86 Ellis Drive
Killarney, MB
Weekdays: 8:30 am - Noon & 1 pm - 4:30 pm
     
Russell Community Health Services
426 Alexandria Ave,
Russell, MB
Weekdays:  8 am - 4:30 pm
         

Municipality of McCreary Office
432 1st Ave.
McCreary, MB
Mon. Wed. Fri:  9 am - 4 pm

     
Souris Valley Recreation Office
32 3rd Avenue W
Souris, MB
Weekdays: 9 am – Noon & 1 pm – 4 pm
         
Melita Library
149 Main Street
Melita, MB
Tues - Fri: 10 am – Noon & 1 pm – 5 pm
     
Ste. Rose Primary Health Care Centre
603-1st Ave. East
Ste. Rose, MB
Weekdays:  8:15 am - 4:30 pm
         
Adult Learning Centre
131 Main Street S
Minnedosa, MB
Mon. Tues. Thurs. Fri:  9 am - 3 pm
Wed: 9 am - Noon
      Border Regional Library
312 7th Avenue, South
Virden, MB
Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10 am - 5:30 pm
Thurs: 10 am - 8 pm. 
         

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.

Other organizations offering the Community Volunteer Income Tax program are:

Brandon Seniors for Seniors Co-op
Phone:  204-57-2050 for an appointment only

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