To help Mississauga residents who are dealing with food insecurity to accurately prepare for their income tax returns.

Location:

Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Using the Canada Revenue Agency supplied software (UFILE) and following training guidelines, complete income tax returns for Mississauga residents
  • When helping prepare tax filing, ask the resident for further information and clarification when necessary
  • Use the CVITP hotline for any questions that arise as you’re helping file returns
  • Quickly and efficiently report concerns to the program coordinator

Qualifications:

  • Possess a good understanding of our tax system, and the process of filing returns
  • Ability to work with the general public
  • Comfortable using a computer and technology
  • Accuracy and attention to detail 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Empathy, patience, and understanding/sensitivity to unique client needs
  • Having one or more years of experience involved with tax clinics would be an asset 
  • Speaking an additional language is an asset (Arabic, Spanish, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Polish or other languages)

Requirements:

  • Must possess a laptop and space to download the UFILE software 
  • Valid police check within the last 3 years (any level is accepted) 

To apply: complete a CVITP application online and choose TMFB as your host organization (apply here)

Time commitment:

 

  • Approximately 2-4  hours of virtual webinar training through a CVITP representative (date TBD sometime in mid-February)
  • Minimum 3-hours per shift (one-time or multiple shifts available) in the morning, afternoon, or evening throughout March and April

Boundaries and limitations:

  • Must maintain the confidentiality of all information shared with you in the process of completing duties
  • File returns in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines
  • Report any and all concerns to the Tax Clinic Coordinator

Training/Support provided:

  • Canada Revenue Agency 2 hours webinar training 
  • Online 2-4 hours training from CVITP representative 
  • On-site helpline provided through CVITP 
  • Ongoing support provided by TMFB staff

Benefits

  • Helping others in the community
  • Personal satisfaction
  • Increase your tax knowledge
  • Gain new skills and improve on existing ones
  • A certificate of accomplishment provided by CRA 
  • A letter of acknowledgment provided by TMFB