Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

February 29, 2008 08:45 ET

CAs Holding Free Tax Clinics for Kitchener-Waterloo Residents

Program celebrating 40th anniversary

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 29, 2008) - During March, volunteer Waterloo-Wellington Chartered Accountants are holding a new series of Free CA Tax Clinics for residents with low incomes. As part of their commitment to the community, the Chartered Accountants' clinics will help people by doing their taxes free of charge. It is a tradition that dates back to 1969 and is still going strong 40 years later.

Each year since 1969, Free CA Tax Clinics are held across Ontario from mid-February until the end of March. Hundreds of volunteer Chartered Accountants and their associates help thousands of low-income people by preparing their income tax returns. To qualify for this free tax return assistance, total household income must be below $25,000 with dependents or below $17,000 without dependents.

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.

WHAT: Free CA Tax Clinics
WHO: Chartered Accountants help prepare tax returns for low-income
- K-W Access-Ability, Mondays and Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
from March 3 to 31
- CMHA - Kitchener, March 6 and 18 from 6 to 9 p.m.
- CMHA - Kitchener: (519) 744-7645 ext. 239
- K-W Access-Ability: (519) 885-6770 (between 1 and 4 p.m. Mondays
and Wednesdays)

About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's more than 32,000 CAs and 4,000 CA students. Since 1879, the Institute has protected the public interest through the CA profession's high standards of qualification and the enforcement of its rules of professional conduct. Recognized internationally, the CA designation denotes financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight and leadership. The Institute website is: and the student website is

About the Waterloo Wellington Chartered Accountant Association

For 50 years, the Waterloo Wellington Chartered Accountant Association has been an active member in the local community. While providing networking and professional development opportunities for local CAs, WWCAA also annually donates several thousand dollars to local charities, funds post secondary scholarships and supports educational programs in the Waterloo-Wellington area. WWCAA also annually coordinates free income tax clinics for local residents with low incomes.

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