Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

March 12, 2012 09:35 ET

Media Advisory: CAs Holding Free Tax Clinics for Thunder Bay Residents

Chartered Accountants Helping Low Income Earners in Their Communities

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 12, 2012) - Volunteer Thunder Bay-area Chartered Accountants are holding two Free CA Tax Clinics for residents with low incomes at the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association on March 13 and 14. As part of their commitment to the community, the Chartered Accountants' clinics will 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 can be booked by calling the Multicultural Association at 345-0551.

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: Thunder Bay Chartered Accountants help prepare tax returns for low-income people
WHERE: The Thunder Bay Multicultural Association, 17 North Court St.
WHEN: From 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14

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.

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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