Income Tax Preparation

If you are unable to prepare your income tax and benefit return yourself, the Town of Banff Family and Community Support Services may be able to help you. Community organization volunteers assist eligible Banff taxpayers who have low income and simple tax situations.

Eligibility Criteria

These suggested maximum income levels should serve as a guideline only.

Family income

  • Single person up to $30,741
  • Couple up to $38,272
  • One adult with one child up to $38,272

Eligible taxpayers normally served may include:

  • Low-income individuals and social assistance recipients
  • Seniors
  • Students

Volunteers DO NOT prepare tax returns for complex situations such as:

  • Returns for deceased persons
  • Individuals who file for bankruptcy
  • Self-employed individuals
  • Individuals who report capital gains or losses
  • Individuals who report employment expenses, or business or rental income and expenses.


Canada Revenue Agency trainers provide instruction to volunteers who are willing to help file returns for members of the community requiring assistance. Special attention is given to preparing basic returns for eligible seniors, service industry workers and persons with disabilities. To volunteer, contact the Town of Banff's senior support coordinator.

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