Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

March 04, 2010 08:10 ET

CAs Holding Free Tax Clinics in Kitchener, Guelph and Cambridge

Local Chartered Accountants helping lower-income residents

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 4, 2010) - Volunteer Chartered Accountants are holding a series of Free CA Tax Clinics for residents with low incomes in Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph and Cambridge 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
WHERE: Kitchener-Waterloo Access Ability Centre, 105 University Ave.
East, Waterloo
WHEN: From 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays until March 30
APPOINTMENTS: Chris Hodnett at (519) 885-6640 or
WHERE: The Office of Gary Goodyear, MP, 1425 Bishop St. N, Unit 3,
WHEN: From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until
March 31
APPOINTMENTS: Grace Camara at (519) 624-7440 or
WHERE: Mosaic Counselling & Family Services, 60 Paulander Drive,
Unit 1, Kitchener
WHEN: From 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday March 4 and Thursday,
March 11
APPOINTMENTS: Corrie-Ann Snow at 519-743-6333 ext. 354
WHERE: Torchlight Services, 30 Edinburgh Rd. North, Guelph
WHEN: From 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday March 23 and Wednesday,
March 24
APPOINTMENTS: Patty Cote-Duncanson at (519) 822-7600

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: and the student website is

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