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VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

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WHY VOLUNTEER FOR THE TAX PREPARATION ASSISTANCE (TPA) PROGRAM

As a CPA, you can help make the difference in the lives of those in need through our Tax Preparation Assistance (TPA) Program. Our flagship volunteer initiative brings together CPAs from across the province to prepare tax returns for eligible individuals with modest incomes, free of charge. Thanks to volunteers like you, tens of thousands of individuals and families in need gain access to the invaluable tax refunds and credits that are only available by filing an income tax return.

FIND A TAX PREPARATION CLINIC IN YOUR AREA

Visit the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) website to see a complete list of clinics operating in Ontario.

You can also call the CRA for additional support at 1 800.959.8281.

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS AND KEY DATES

CPA Ontario has unified its program with the CRA's Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). When you register to volunteer, you’re encouraged to indicate that you’d like to be connected with your local CPA Ontario Association. In doing so, you’ll be connected to a coordinator from your local Association for placement in a clinic run by CPA Ontario as part of the CVITP. If those clinics do not suit your schedule, you can also volunteer with the CVITP and your coordinator will connect you to a placement that fits your availability.

Once you’ve registered for the program with the CRA and indicated that you want to be connected with CPA Ontario, you’ll receive an email within 10 days from us confirming your registration has been received.

STEP 1: Decide to volunteer

STEP 2: Register (volunteer & EFILE) *include your local CPA Ontario Association. Registration opens: Oct. 22, 2018

STEP 3: Receive confirmation email from CPA Onario (within 10 days from registration)

STEP 4: Receive approval to volunteer and EFILE number via email (up to 30 days after registration)

STEP 5: Your local coordinator will be in touch to coordinate your volunteer placement at a clinic

REGISTER TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER

All volunteers, new and returning are asked to register with the CVITP online. Please note that this is a two-step process, including registering with CVITP and EFILE. This process takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

During the registration process, all volunteers will need to supply their:

  • legal name
  • date of birth
  • preferred mailing address
  • business and/or employer name and address
  • phone number
  • email address
  • social insurance number (SIN)
  • language preference
  • foreign languages spoken
  • local CPA Ontario Association
  • volunteer EFILE number and password from the prior year to renew or register for a new one (if a returning volunteer)

A step-by-step registration guide is available to assist you, including new and returning volunteer guides.

TRAINING AND REFERENCE MATERIALS AVAILABLE

  • Tax Preparation Assistance Program training for volunteer tax preparers

Program overview including opportunity, process, key players, volunteer expectations and responsibilities. Take volunteer training now

This training for Volunteer Tax Preparers is worth 3 CPD hours.

  • For more information

    • CVITP dedicated help line: 1 866.398.3488

    • Individual income tax enquiries line: 1 800.959.8281