Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

March 05, 2012 10:37 ET

Media Advisory: CAs Holding Free Tax Clinic for Essex Residents

Chartered Accountants Helping Low Income Earners in Their Communities

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 5, 2012) - Volunteer Essex-area Chartered Accountants are holding a Free CA Tax Clinic for residents with low incomes during March and there is also the option for people to drop off their tax forms for help between March 6 and 23. As part of their commitment to the community, the Chartered Accountants' clinics will be doing those tax returns 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 can be made at the various clinics.

Free CA Tax Clinics are a tradition for Chartered Accountants that date back to 1969. 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
WHO: Chartered Accountants help prepare tax returns for low-income people
WHERE: Essex Community Services, 35 Victoria Ave, Unit 7, Essex
WHEN: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10
APPOINTMENTS: Kelly Stack at 519-776-4231 or director@essexcs.on.ca

About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's 35,000 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: www.icao.on.ca and the student website is www.guidetorulingtheworld.ca.

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