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Rise Calgary is honored to support the low-income Taxation and Benefits programming in Calgary.

Our tax filing services are free for people who are living on a low income and our volunteers can file simple Alberta personal taxes.

Am I eligible to file with Rise Calgary?

To be eligible to file your taxes at a free low-income tax clinic, you need to be living on a low income. Refer to the LICO (Low Income Cut Off) chart below to see if you qualify.


Family size includes any adults and dependent children in the family unit.

Low income cut off requirements for tax filing with Rise Calgary.
Family Size
Total Family Income

1 person

2 persons

3 persons

4 persons

5 persons

More than 5 persons

$35,000 per year

$45,000 per year

$47,500 per year

$50,000 per year

$52,500 per year

$52,500 plus $2,500 for each additional person

What do I need to file?

Once you have registered on our website, you will need to provide us with the following documents to complete your registration.

  • A copy of your tax documents (E.g., T4's) 

  • A copy of your Photo ID

  • Your Social Insurance Number

  • Access to a telephone, or computer that has voice or video conference capabilities


These can be emailed to, or dropped off to the nearest office location to you to have copies made.

How long will it take to file my taxes?

Once you have completed your registration it can take between 6 - 8 weeks (about 2 months) before we connect with you to request your tax documents and book your tax filing appointment. These time frames can vary based on demand and time of year.

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