The Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

The Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

March 11, 2013 08:45 ET

CAs Holding Free Tax Clinics in Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay Multicultural Association hosts clinics to help low-income residents

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 11, 2013) -


Volunteer Thunder Bay Chartered Accountants are holding two Free CA Tax Clinics for residents with low incomes on March 12 and 13. As part of their commitment to the community, Chartered Accountants are working with the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association 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. Appointments are necessary and people who qualify can book one by contacting the Multicultural Association at 345-0551.

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 Thunder Bay
WHO: Chartered Accountants help prepare tax returns for low-income people
WHEN: Tuesday March 12 and Wednesday March 13 from 6 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Thunder Bay Multicultural Association, 17 North Court St.

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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