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Virtual Tax Clinic

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Online via email, phone
Monday, March 29
12:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in-person, or by phone.
No charge.

Get the tax help you need at a free virtual clinic, hosted in partnership with Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). Volunteers will provide personal tax preparation assistance virtually for low-income individuals and their dependents for the 2020 tax year.

The clinic is available for individuals without dependents with a gross income of less than $35,000, or for families consisted of up to 2 individuals and their dependents with a gross income of less than:

  • 2 Persons - $45,000;
  • 3 Persons - $47,500;
  • 4 Persons - $50,000;
  • 5 Persons - $52,500;
  • More than 5 Persons - $52,500 plus $2,500 for each additional person.

For more information and a list of other free tax clinics, please visit Revenue Canada.

Virtual Tax Clinics will also be held on Saturday, March 6 and Saturday, March 13.

Presented in partnership with Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP).
 

Registration Notes

  • Attendees will be contacted by a CVITP Volunteer to determine their exact appointment time and provide information on preparing for their appointment.
  • Registrants must agree to eligibility and authorization disclaimers.
  • Each appointment can consist of one (1) dependent family (two (2) adults and their dependents). Families with non-dependents should make a second appointment.
     

Income Eligibility Disclaimer

Clients will be asked to present documentation at the start of the appointment to verify they are qualified for this service. You must meet the criteria at the time of the appointment, or you will not be served.

Assistance is provided for the 2020 tax year only.

Total family income is under:

  • 1 Person - $35,000;
  • 2 Persons - $45,000;
  • 3 Persons - $47,500;
  • 4 Person - $50,000;
  • 5 Person - $52,500;
  • More than 5 Persons - $52,500 plus $2,500 for each additional person.

Volunteers cannot prepare complex returns, such as returns for individuals who:

  • are self-employed or have employment expenses* (please see exception below);
  • have business income and expenses;
  • have rental income and expenses;
  • have interest income over $1,000;
  • have capital gains or losses;
  • filed for bankruptcy in the tax year (or the year before, if that return has not yet been filed);
  • are completing a tax return for a deceased person; or
  • have foreign property (T1135)

* Simple tax exception:
Individuals who have a T4A slip, Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity, and Other Income, that shows self-employed or business in box 048 may be eligible to have their return completed through the CVITP if the following conditions are met:

  • The CVITP volunteer is comfortable in preparing a return with the T4A income;
  • The total income in box 048 is under $1,000;
  • No expenses are claimed; and
  • The taxpayer is not registered as a GST/HST registrant and is not required to be one.
     

Consent and Authorization Disclaimer

1. Due to the conditions presented by COVID 19, Clarington Public Library is not able to offer the usual in-person assistance to prepare and file your income tax and benefits return. Instead, the service is being provided using alternative communication methods. In completing your tax return, volunteers will be discussing information that is personal to you. The methods that they will use to communicate with you may not be secure. While all reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that your personal information is protected during the course of the required communications, volunteers cannot guarantee this. 

Participants must consent to the use of a cell phone, cordless telephone and/or potentially unsecure email for the purpose of discussions, communications, transmission of documents pertaining to completing their income tax and benefits return(s).

2. Your acknowledgement and consent is required before a CVITP volunteer can proceed with completing your return. A volunteer from the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will prepare your income tax and benefits return(s) electronically with the information that is supplied by you. You understand that the volunteer is acting in the capacity of a volunteer that is affiliated with Clarington Public Library to provide this service to you. The volunteer is not an agent or a representative of the Canada Revenue Agency.

Participants must consent to a volunteer completing their tax return.
 

Registration

You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Member Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly:

  • Please try using an alternate browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

 

Location: 
Date: 
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 

Virtual Tax Clinic

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Online via email, phone
Saturday, March 13
11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in-person, or by phone.
No charge.

Get the tax help you need at a free virtual clinic, hosted in partnership with Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). Volunteers will provide personal tax preparation assistance virtually for low-income individuals and their dependents for the 2020 tax year.

The clinic is available for individuals without dependents with a gross income of less than $35,000, or for families consisted of up to 2 individuals and their dependents with a gross income of less than:

  • 2 Persons - $45,000;
  • 3 Persons - $47,500;
  • 4 Persons - $50,000;
  • 5 Persons - $52,500;
  • More than 5 Persons - $52,500 plus $2,500 for each additional person.

For more information and a list of other free tax clinics, please visit Revenue Canada.

Virtual Tax Clinics will also be held on Saturday, March 6 and Monday, March 29.

Presented in partnership with Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP).
 

Registration Notes

  • Attendees will be contacted by a CVITP Volunteer to determine their exact appointment time and provide information on preparing for their appointment.
  • Registrants must agree to eligibility and authorization disclaimers.
  • Each appointment can consist of one (1) dependent family (two (2) adults and their dependents). Families with non-dependents should make a second appointment.
     

Income Eligibility Disclaimer

Clients will be asked to present documentation at the start of the appointment to verify they are qualified for this service. You must meet the criteria at the time of the appointment, or you will not be served.

Assistance is provided for the 2020 tax year only.

Total family income is under:

  • 1 Person - $35,000;
  • 2 Persons - $45,000;
  • 3 Persons - $47,500;
  • 4 Person - $50,000;
  • 5 Person - $52,500;
  • More than 5 Persons - $52,500 plus $2,500 for each additional person.

Volunteers cannot prepare complex returns, such as returns for individuals who:

  • are self-employed or have employment expenses* (please see exception below);
  • have business income and expenses;
  • have rental income and expenses;
  • have interest income over $1,000;
  • have capital gains or losses;
  • filed for bankruptcy in the tax year (or the year before, if that return has not yet been filed);
  • are completing a tax return for a deceased person; or
  • have foreign property (T1135)

* Simple tax exception:
Individuals who have a T4A slip, Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity, and Other Income, that shows self-employed or business in box 048 may be eligible to have their return completed through the CVITP if the following conditions are met:

  • The CVITP volunteer is comfortable in preparing a return with the T4A income;
  • The total income in box 048 is under $1,000;
  • No expenses are claimed; and
  • The taxpayer is not registered as a GST/HST registrant and is not required to be one.
     

Consent and Authorization Disclaimer

1. Due to the conditions presented by COVID 19, Clarington Public Library is not able to offer the usual in-person assistance to prepare and file your income tax and benefits return. Instead, the service is being provided using alternative communication methods. In completing your tax return, volunteers will be discussing information that is personal to you. The methods that they will use to communicate with you may not be secure. While all reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that your personal information is protected during the course of the required communications, volunteers cannot guarantee this. 

Participants must consent to the use of a cell phone, cordless telephone and/or potentially unsecure email for the purpose of discussions, communications, transmission of documents pertaining to completing their income tax and benefits return(s).

2. Your acknowledgement and consent is required before a CVITP volunteer can proceed with completing your return. A volunteer from the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will prepare your income tax and benefits return(s) electronically with the information that is supplied by you. You understand that the volunteer is acting in the capacity of a volunteer that is affiliated with Clarington Public Library to provide this service to you. The volunteer is not an agent or a representative of the Canada Revenue Agency.

Participants must consent to a volunteer completing their tax return.
 

Registration

You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Member Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly:

  • Please try using an alternate browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

 

Location: 
Date: 
Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 11:00am to 9:00pm
Audience: 

Virtual Tax Clinic

- Comments: 0

Online via email, phone
Saturday, March 6
11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in-person, or by phone.
No charge.

Get the tax help you need at a free virtual clinic, hosted in partnership with Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). Volunteers will provide personal tax preparation assistance virtually for low-income individuals and their dependents for the 2020 tax year.

The clinic is available for individuals without dependents with a gross income of less than $35,000, or for families consisted of up to 2 individuals and their dependents with a gross income of less than:

  • 2 Persons - $45,000;
  • 3 Persons - $47,500;
  • 4 Persons - $50,000;
  • 5 Persons - $52,500;
  • More than 5 Persons - $52,500 plus $2,500 for each additional person.

For more information and a list of other free tax clinics, please visit Revenue Canada.

Virtual Tax Clinics will also be held on Saturday, March 13 and Monday, March 29.

Presented in partnership with Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP).
 

Registration Notes

  • Attendees will be contacted by a CVITP Volunteer to determine their exact appointment time and provide information on preparing for their appointment.
  • Registrants must agree to eligibility and authorization disclaimers.
  • Each appointment can consist of one (1) dependent family (two (2) adults and their dependents). Families with non-dependents should make a second appointment.
     

Income Eligibility Disclaimer

Clients will be asked to present documentation at the start of the appointment to verify they are qualified for this service. You must meet the criteria at the time of the appointment, or you will not be served.

Assistance is provided for the 2020 tax year only.

Total family income is under:

  • 1 Person - $35,000;
  • 2 Persons - $45,000;
  • 3 Persons - $47,500;
  • 4 Person - $50,000;
  • 5 Person - $52,500;
  • More than 5 Persons - $52,500 plus $2,500 for each additional person.

Volunteers cannot prepare complex returns, such as returns for individuals who:

  • are self-employed or have employment expenses* (please see exception below);
  • have business income and expenses;
  • have rental income and expenses;
  • have interest income over $1,000;
  • have capital gains or losses;
  • filed for bankruptcy in the tax year (or the year before, if that return has not yet been filed);
  • are completing a tax return for a deceased person; or
  • have foreign property (T1135)

* Simple tax exception:
Individuals who have a T4A slip, Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity, and Other Income, that shows self-employed or business in box 048 may be eligible to have their return completed through the CVITP if the following conditions are met:

  • The CVITP volunteer is comfortable in preparing a return with the T4A income;
  • The total income in box 048 is under $1,000;
  • No expenses are claimed; and
  • The taxpayer is not registered as a GST/HST registrant and is not required to be one.
     

Consent and Authorization Disclaimer

1. Due to the conditions presented by COVID 19, Clarington Public Library is not able to offer the usual in-person assistance to prepare and file your income tax and benefits return. Instead, the service is being provided using alternative communication methods. In completing your tax return, volunteers will be discussing information that is personal to you. The methods that they will use to communicate with you may not be secure. While all reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that your personal information is protected during the course of the required communications, volunteers cannot guarantee this. 

Participants must consent to the use of a cell phone, cordless telephone and/or potentially unsecure email for the purpose of discussions, communications, transmission of documents pertaining to completing their income tax and benefits return(s).

2. Your acknowledgement and consent is required before a CVITP volunteer can proceed with completing your return. A volunteer from the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will prepare your income tax and benefits return(s) electronically with the information that is supplied by you. You understand that the volunteer is acting in the capacity of a volunteer that is affiliated with Clarington Public Library to provide this service to you. The volunteer is not an agent or a representative of the Canada Revenue Agency.

Participants must consent to a volunteer completing their tax return.
 

Registration

You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Member Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly:

  • Please try using an alternate browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

 

Location: 
Date: 
Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 11:00am to 9:00pm
Audience: 

Winter WonderLearn Virtual Festival!

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Enjoy free family fun with the award-winning festival designed to get you active, learn something new, and enjoy time together! We're excited to present the 18th annual Winter WonderLearn festival virtually this year, generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation!

The festival will feature videos and activities from the Library, Museum, and our community partners, including a Take & Make family activity kit!

For more information and to register for your kit, please see our festival event page.

Location: 
Date: 
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 9:00am to Monday, February 15, 2021 - 5:00pm
Audience: 

Beyond 2020: Roadmap to Reshaping and Inventing Our New Reality

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Online
Sunday, February 28th
1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required through Whitby Public Library. Registrants must be ages 16 and over.

A conversation among Black youth about their experiences following major events in 2020 and the impact on their mental health, careers, social relationships, and personal lives. The participants will have the opportunity to reimage how they plan to move forward beyond 2020, charting their own pathways in education and careers, social relationships, and personal and financial growth to achieve positive outcomes.

The virtual panel discussion is presented by the Congress of Black Women of Canada, Oshawa/Whitby and Ajax/Pickering Chapters, in partnership with Clarington, Whitby, Ajax, and Pickering Public Libraries.

 

Location: 
Date: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

STEAM Activity (On Demand)

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All Ages

Online via YouTube
Fridays, January 22nd to April 2nd

On demand; no registration required.

Join Library staff online for on demand virtual programs via the Library’s YouTube channel!

Enjoy STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) programming videos created by Library staff!
 

Enjoy the Library's full line-up of on demand programs this winter! There will also be special PJ Stories and Craft Activities!

 

Location: 
Date: 
Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Apr 02 2021.
Friday, January 22, 2021 - 10:30am
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 10:30am
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 10:30am
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 10:30am
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:30am
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 10:30am
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 10:30am
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 10:30am
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 10:30am
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:30am
Friday, April 2, 2021 - 10:30am
Audience: 

Storytime Short (On Demand)

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All Ages

Online via YouTube
Mondays, Saturdays, and Sundays, January 18th to April 3rd

On demand; no registration required.

Join Library staff online for on demand virtual programs via the Library’s YouTube channel!

Take five minutes with your little ones and Storytime Shorts created by Library staff! Each Short consists of one story and one song.
 

Talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing are key skills and fun ways to help your child get ready to read! Developing early literacy skills makes it easier for children to read once they begin school, and helps foster a lifelong love of reading and learning!

Enjoy the Library's full line-up of on demand programs this winter! There will also be special PJ Stories and Craft Activities!

 

Location: 
Date: 
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Monday and every Saturday until Sat Apr 03 2021.
Monday, January 18, 2021 - 10:30am
Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 10:30am
Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 10:30am
Monday, January 25, 2021 - 10:30am
Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 10:30am
Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 10:30am
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 10:30am
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 10:30am
Sunday, February 7, 2021 - 10:30am
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 10:30am
Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 10:30am
Sunday, February 14, 2021 - 10:30am
Monday, February 15, 2021 - 10:30am
Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 10:30am
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 10:30am
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 10:30am
Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 10:30am
Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 10:30am
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 10:30am
Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 10:30am
Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 10:30am
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 10:30am
Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 10:30am
Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 10:30am
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 10:30am
Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 10:30am
Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 10:30am
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 10:30am
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 10:30am
Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 10:30am
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 10:30am
Saturday, April 3, 2021 - 10:30am
Audience: 

Virtual English Conversation Circle

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Online via Zoom
Tuesdays, January 12th to March 29th 
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required through Community Development Council Durham, Community Connections, at communityconnect@cdcd.org or 905-686-2661 x121

Practice speaking English and learn more about the Clarington community and life in Canada! Join the Virtual English Conversation Circle and discover English as a Second Language resources, get connected to your community, and practice your English-speaking skills.

Presented in partnership with Community Development Council Durham.

 

Location: 
Date: 
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Mon Mar 29 2021.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 

Family Storytime (On Demand)

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All ages

Online via YouTube
Thursdays, January 21st to April 1st

On demand; no registration required.

Join Library staff online for on demand virtual programs via the Library’s YouTube channel!

Enjoy stories, songs, and games that are fun for all ages! Grab the family and discover literary adventure together!
 

Talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing are key skills and fun ways to help your child get ready to read! Developing early literacy skills makes it easier for children to read once they begin school, and helps foster a lifelong love of reading and learning!

Enjoy the Library's full line-up of on demand programs this winter! There will also be special PJ Stories and Craft Activities!

 

Location: 
Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Apr 01 2021.
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 10:30am
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 10:30am
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 10:30am
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:30am
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 10:30am
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 10:30am
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 10:30am
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 10:30am
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 10:30am
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 10:30am
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 10:30am
Audience: 

Tales for Toddlers (On Demand)

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Ages 1½ to 2½

Online via YouTube
Wednesdays, January 20th to March 31st

On demand; no registration required.

Join Library staff online for on demand virtual programs via the Library’s YouTube channel!

Share the love of reading, and build vocabulary with songs, rhymes, finger plays, and simple stories rhymes at this interactive program for busy toddlers and their caregivers!
 

Talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing are key skills and fun ways to help your child get ready to read! Developing early literacy skills makes it easier for children to read once they begin school, and helps foster a lifelong love of reading and learning!

Enjoy the Library's full line-up of on demand programs this winter! There will also be special PJ Stories and Craft Activities!

 

Location: 
Date: 
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Mar 31 2021.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 10:30am
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 10:30am
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 10:30am
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 10:30am
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 10:30am
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 10:30am
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 10:30am
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 10:30am
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 10:30am
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 10:30am
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 10:30am
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