Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

March 16, 2009 09:15 ET

CAs Holding Free Tax Clinics for Thunder Bay Residents

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 16, 2009) -


Volunteer Thunder Bay Chartered Accountants are holding two Free CA Tax Clinics for residents with low incomes on March 17 and 18 at the Thunder Bay Multicultural Centre. As part of their commitment to the community, the Chartered Accountants' 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.

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 the Thunder Bay clinic is fully booked for clients of the Multicultural Association, 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: 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18
WHO: Chartered Accountants help prepare tax returns for low-income
WHERE: Thunder Bay Multicultural Association, 17 Court Street North,
Thunder Bay

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: and the student website is

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