Due to overwhelming demand for the Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic, we have reached our capacity for this year and can no longer accept tax returns.
If you require a free tax preparation service, we would strongly encourage you to consult the Canada Revenue Agency’s website to find an alternative tax preparation clinic. Visit this link, click on ‘Find a free tax clinic in your area’, select ‘Ontario’ and ‘London’ from the drop-down menus, and click ‘Search’.
Regardless of which clinic you use, here is some information that may be helpful for you in preparing your tax documents for filing:
- Please note that the volunteer income tax preparation service is provided for people who have an income below $30,000/year (for a single person), and $40,000/year (for a couple), and whose tax situations are not complex.
- To have your taxes filed, you must bring your SIN (Social Insurance Number), all ‘T’ forms (e.g. T4, T5, T2202A, etc.) and other forms that apply to your income situation, such as Canada Child Benefit (CCB) notices, GST/HST credit notices, Ontario Trillium Benefit notices, rental receipts, etc. You may also want to have a look at this page on the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) site. It contains a lot of detail about the kinds of expenses you may be able to deduct from your taxes to help maximize your return.
- Bring in any and all documents/receipts related to the expenses you think you may be eligible to claim, as well as last year’s Notice of Assessment from the CRA. You will have received one of these from the CRA if you filed your taxes last year.
- You may want to consider signing up for the CRA MyAccount. This is a secure online portal that allows you to easily access previous years’ Notices of Assessment, pay any amounts owing, view previous years’ returns, access T-slips, track the status of your return, and more. This is a free service, and can be quite useful if you have misplaced any documents or need to access your tax information quickly.