Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

March 03, 2008 08:45 ET

CAs Holding Free Tax Clinics for Ottawa Residents

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) -


Volunteer Ottawa Chartered Accountants are holding a new series of Free CA Tax Clinics for residents with low incomes during March. As part of their commitment to the community, the Chartered Accountants' 22 Ottawa 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.

To qualify for this free tax return assistance, total household income must be below $32,000 with dependents or below $25,000 without dependents. Appointments for these clinics, which are held in the evening, can be made by calling (613) 231-6992 on weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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.

These Free CA Tax Clinics operate in co-operation with a variety of social service agencies and 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
WHEN: Throughout March 2008
WHO: Chartered Accountants help prepare tax returns for low-income people
WHERE: Various locations

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.

Contact Information

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
    Perry Jensen
    (416) 969-4271 or 1-800-387-0735 ext. 271