Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

February 27, 2009 08:45 ET

CAs Holding Free Tax Clinics for Kitchener-Waterloo Residents

Nine local clinics running during March

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 27, 2009) -

Attention: News / Business editors

Volunteer Kitchener-Waterloo Chartered Accountants are holding a series of nine Free CA Tax Clinics for residents with low incomes during March. As part of their commitment to the community, the 34 CAs volunteering at these clinics will help people by doing their taxes free of charge.

Free CA Tax Clinics are tradition for Chartered Accountants that dates back 41 years to 1969. Today, they're 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 so they can receive much-needed tax credits and refunds.

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.

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.

While some of these clinics are fully booked, reporters are invited to attend any of them and 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: Kitchener-Waterloo Access Ability Centre, 105 University Ave.
East, Waterloo
WHEN: From 6 to 9 p.m. March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24
WHERE: Centre for Mental Health - Kitchener, 67 King St. East, Kitchener
WHEN: From 6 to 9 p.m. March 5
CONTACT: Matt Flood, CA, Deloitte & Touche LLP, (519) 650-7753,
Mflood@deloitte.ca


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 CAs and 5,000 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: www.icao.on.ca and the student website is www.guidetorulingtheworld.ca.

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