The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario

March 01, 2013 09:40 ET

CAs Holding Free Tax Clinics in Kitchener

Mosaic Counselling & Family Services Hosts Clinics to Help Low-Income Residents

KITCHENER, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 1, 2013) -


Volunteer Kitchener Chartered Accountants are holding a series of Free CA Tax Clinics for residents with low incomes on three Mondays during March. As part of their commitment to the community, Chartered Accountants are working with Mosaic Counseling & Family Services to 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. People who qualify can book an appointment at these clinics by contacting April O'Neil at (519) 743-6333.

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 almost 13,000 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 in Kitchener
WHO: Chartered Accountants help prepare tax returns for low-income people
WHEN: Monday March 4, 18 and 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.;
WHERE: Mosaic Counseling & Family Services, 60 Paulander Street, Unit 1, Kitchener

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 36,000 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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