Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

March 02, 2010 08:15 ET

CAs Holding Free Tax Clinics for Windsor Residents

Clinics held to help people with low incomes

WINDSOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) -

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Volunteer Chartered Accountants are holding a series of Free CA Tax Clinics for residents with low incomes in Windsor-Essex during March. As part of their commitment to the community, the Chartered Accountants' clinics will help people by doing their taxes free of charge.

To qualify for this free tax return assistance, total household income must be less than $25,000 with dependents or less than $17,000 without dependents. Appointments are necessary.

Free CA Tax Clinics are a tradition for Chartered Accountants that date back to 1969. Today, they're held across Ontario from mid-February until the end of March. Last year, hundreds of volunteer Chartered Accountants and their associates helped low-income people receive much-needed tax credits and refunds by preparing over 11,500 income tax returns.

These Free CA Tax Clinics operate in co-operation with a variety of agencies – including food banks, charities, hospitals, senior centres and homes, community centres, social service agencies and libraries. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario offers additional support to these agencies by providing them with an honourarium based on the number of tax returns prepared. This helps the agencies carry out their valuable work.

Reporters are invited to the clinics to learn more about the Free CA Tax Clinic program, the work of CAs in your community and the importance of filing tax returns, especially for people with low incomes.

WHAT: Free CA Tax Clinics
WHO: Chartered Accountants help prepare tax returns for low-income people
WHERE: The South Essex Community Council, 215 Talbot St E, Leamington
  WHEN: From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 3, 11, 17, 24 and 31 and from
             From 9 a.m. to noon on March 5, 12, 19 and 26
  APPOINTMENTS: Are necessary. Call 519-326-8629
WHERE: Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County, at both 245 Janette and 7651 Tecumseh Rd E.
  WHEN: Both clinics run on Tuesday, March 16th from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  APPOINTMENTS: Are necessary. Call 519-326-8629
WHERE: The Unemployed Help Centre, 6955 Cantelon Drive, Windsor
  WHEN: From 6 p.m. on March 22 and 24
  APPOINTMENTS: Are not necessary - people will be helped on a "first come, first serve" basis

About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's 33,000 Chartered Accountants and 5,000 CA students. Since 1879, the Institute has protected the public interest through the CA profession's internationally recognized standards of qualification and the enforcement of its rules of professional conduct. Ontario CAs contribute greatly to international and domestic investor confidence in the soundness of the Ontario and Canadian economies. The Institute's website is: www.icao.on.ca and the student website is www.guidetorulingtheworld.ca.

Contact Information

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
    Perry Jensen
    416-969-4271 or 1-800-387-0735 ext. 271
    pjensen@icao.on.ca