Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

March 01, 2012 09:15 ET

CAs Holding Free Tax Clinics for North Simcoe Residents

MIDLAND, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 1, 2012) - Volunteer Midland Chartered Accountants are holding an evening series of Free CA Tax Clinics for residents with low incomes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during March at Community Reach. 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 $30,000 with dependents or less than $20,000 without dependents. Appointments can be made by contacting Community Reach at 705-528-6999 or

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 11,800 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
WHEN: From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during March
WHO: Chartered Accountants help prepare tax returns for low-income people
WHERE: Community Reach, 850 Hartman Dr, Unit 104 in Midland

About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's 35,000 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. Chartered Accountants are the professionals Canada's business leaders trust to help make the financial, strategic and leadership decisions that matter. The Institute's website is: and the student website is

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