Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

March 11, 2009 08:15 ET

CAs Holding Free Tax Clinics for People With Low Incomes

Head office March 11 clinic just one of many across GTA and Province

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 11, 2009) - For the 41st year, the Institute of Chartered Accountants is holding a Free CA Tax Clinic for low-income Ontarians. On Wednesday, March 11, volunteer Chartered Accountants will be on hand to help people who have made appointments to have their taxes done free of charge at the Institute's office at Yonge and Bloor streets in Toronto.

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 1,600 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 less than $25,000 with dependents or less than $17,000 without dependents. Appointments for this clinic can be booked by calling 416-962-1841 ext. 0. For information on other GTA clinics call 416-962-1841 ext. 462.

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: Wednesday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHO: Chartered Accountants preparing tax returns for those in need

WHERE: The Institute of Chartered Accountants, 69 Bloor Street East, Toronto


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.

Contact Information

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
    Perry Jensen
    (416) 969-4271 or Toll Free: 1-800-387-0735 ext. 271
    Email: pjensen@icao.on.ca
    Website: www.icao.on.ca