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Free Tax Preparation

We believe that everyone deserves access to reliable and accurate tax preparation services, regardless of their financial situation. The Killarney and Area Food Bank is authorized by the Canada Revenue Agency to provide this confidential service at no charge to Killarney and Area residents. An experienced tax professional is available to assist you in person, by dropping off your information or via zoom.

Once again we will be offering a free tax return preparation service provided through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). Appointments are available starting Thursday, February 15th. Electronic filing begins on Monday, February 19th. You do not need to be a Food Bank customer to access this free service.

This program helps ensure that seniors, newcomers, students and all low-income residents maintain access to all the benefits to which they are entitled.  Timely filing of your tax return will ensure you receive all the benefits you are entitled to including:

GST refunds | Canada Child Benefit | Manitoba Rent assist Disability Tax credits | Pharmacare deductibles and more.

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) has existed in Canada since 1971 and is a longstanding partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and community organizations and their volunteers.

Please call Kathryn Anne Henry at 204-720-4993 to book an appointment or arrange to drop off your information.

Beginning February 15th

  • Available year-round
  • In person or drop off
  • By phone or Zoom
  • 2023 Tax Returns - Appointments begin February 15th

Eligibility for Free Tax Preparation

This free tax clinic is to assist those with a simple tax situation. In general, a tax situation is simple if an individual has no income or if their income comes from these sources:

  • employment

  • pension

  • benefits, such as the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, disability insurance, employment insurance, and social assistance

  • Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)

  • scholarships, fellowships, bursaries, or grants

  • interest (under $1,000)

The suggested income level is:

  • 1 person with income under $35,000

  • 2 persons with income under $45,000  

  • 3 persons with income under $47,500   (each additional dependent add $2,500)


We are more than happy to discuss your situation and let you know whether you qualify for the free service.

Please call Kathryn Anne Henry to book an appointment or arrange to drop off your information.


If you or someone you know is any of the following you could qualify. 

  • seniors

  • housing-insecure individuals

  • Indigenous Peoples

  • modest-income individuals and families

  • newcomers

  • persons with disabilities

  • students and youth


Manitoba Statistics

  • 120 Community organizations participated

  • 480 Volunteers

  • 28,470 Individuals were helped

  • 34,820 Returns were filed

  • $99,586,000 in refunds and benefits

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