Ponoka Family & Community Support Services

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program


The community volunteer income tax program completes income tax and benefit returns for community members at no charge who fall within the income guidelines.

The Income Guidelines are as follows:

Family Size                              Income
1 person                       up to  $30,000
1 person with 1 child    up to  $35,000
1 couple                        up to  $40,000
Each additional dependent   + $2,500

Volunteers are not permitted to complete tax forms in the following cases as mandated by Revenue Canada:

  • Deceased person/T3 tax return

  • Bankrupt individuals

  • Self-employed

  • Individuals who have capital gains or losses, employment expenses, business or rental income or expenses, or travel expenses

  • Interest income over $1,000

Volunteers have the right to decide if they wish to complete other complex returns not listed above.

Volunteers are only available to complete tax forms during March and April. Please see Calendar for dates and times of volunteer tax clinics.

The community income tax volunteers have all completed the standard Ponoka FCSS volunteer application process which includes but is not limited to:

  • Confidentiality agreement

  • Criminal record check

  • Reference check

  • Acknowledgement of the volunteer gift policy

Volunteers are not permitted to accept gifts for completing tax returns however donations for the income tax program will be gladly accepted at the Ponoka FCSS office.  Donations of any size will be greatly appreciated.

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