Tax Program

Volunteer for the Tax Program

March 2023 – April 2023

Ideal for those students pursuing business, and accounting.


The Saitsa Tax Program provides practical experience for you to have training through Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). This opportunity allows for student volunteers to complete fellow students or community members’ taxes! This is a completely free service and allows for volunteers to gain amazing experience.

Income Tax Program Perks

Excellent Addition to your Resume

Free training from the Canada Revenue Agency

Qualify for Saitsa Awards


Income Tax Program Requirements

Police Background Check

Complete Training through the Canada Revenue Agency

Complete at least one, three-hour shift per week

Tax Program FAQ

What do I need to file a tax return?

The basics online are the same as those in person! You don’t necessarily need to have them printed out as you previously might have had to do, just make sure you’re ready to read out those numbers to your volunteer over video chat!

The basics typically include:

  • A Social Insurance Number or Individual Tax Number (for those without a SIN)
  • T4s from any employer that you worked for
  • T2202 – proof of tuition fees paid; found through your MySAIT or by contacting the Office of the Registrar.
  • T4A – scholarships or bursaries
  •  2019 Notice of Assessment (this makes the process a lot easier!)

Some additional information can include:

Receipts for moving expenses, childcare expenses, medical expenses

Where can I have my taxes done?

Option 1: you can do them yourself online through a program like TurboTax or StudioTax

Option 2: you can pay an organization such as H&R Block

Option 3: you can access Saitsa’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, operating from March 14 – April 14, 2022. Click here for details.

Am I eligible to use the Saitsa Tax Program?

You are eligible to use the Saitsa Tax Program if you:

  • have $35,000 maximum net income individually
  • have $45,000 maximum net income if you’re married or common-law + $2,500 per dependant
  • do not have capital gains/losses
  • are not self-employed
  • do not have rental income
What if I have other tax related questions?

View our general Tax FAQ page here

When is the Tax Program?

It is running from March to April 2023.

Do I need to book an appointment to come in to have my taxes done?

No, you do not need to book an appointment. You can just walk in during the hours that the tax clinic is open.

Where is the Tax Program being held?

In NJ105 – The Peer Support Centre Office in Senator Burns.

What are the Drop-in hours?

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Tax Program, please contact

 saitsa.taxprogram@edu.sait.ca