Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

March 17, 2008 08:45 ET

CAs Holding Free Tax Clinics for Low-Income People

Windsor Chartered Accountants serving their community

WINDSOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - For the 40th year, the Institute of Chartered Accountants is holding a Free CA Tax Clinic for low-income Ontarians in cities across Ontario, including Windsor. The local Windsor clinics will run from 6 to 9 p.m. on March 19 and March 26 at the Unemployed Help Centre of Windsor. Volunteer Chartered Accountants will be on hand to help people who have made appointments to have their taxes done free of charge.

It was 1969 - the year of Woodstock and the first Apollo mission to the moon - when the Institute first launched the Free CA Tax Clinic program. Designed to serve low-income people who need help preparing tax returns, the Free CA Tax Clinics help these people receive much-needed tax credits and refunds. Since the program was initiated, thousands of Ontarians have benefited from the volunteer tax-time help of the more than 1,500 CAs and CA students who pitch in to help.

Free CA Tax Clinics are now held across Ontario from mid-February until the end of March. To qualify for this free tax return assistance, total household income must be below $25,000 with dependents or below $17,000 without dependents. Appointments at the Windsor clinic are available by calling (519) 944-4900 or emailing uhc@uhc.ca.

These Free CA Tax Clinics operate in co-operation with a variety of community service 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 a donation based on the number of tax returns prepared. This helps the agencies carry out their valuable work.



WHAT: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
Free CA Tax Clinic for low-income people

WHEN: March 19 and March 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.

WHO: Windsor Chartered Accountants preparing
tax returns for those in need

WHERE: The Unemployed Help Centre of Windsor at 6955 Cantelon Drive


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: www.icao.on.ca and the student website is www.ca2b.biz.

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