Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

March 05, 2012 10:47 ET

Media Advisory: CAs Holding Free Tax Clinics in Leamington

South Essex Community Council Hosts Clinics to Help Low-Income Residents

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 5, 2012) -

ATTN: NEWS / BUSINESS EDITORS

Volunteer Leamington-area Chartered Accountants are holding a series of Free CA Tax Clinics for residents with low incomes on during March. As part of their commitment to the community, Chartered Accountants are working with the South Essex Community Council in Leamington 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 $35,000 with dependents or less than $25,000 without dependents. People who qualify can book an appointment at these clinics by contacting Noreen Wiebe at 519-326-8629 ext. 381.

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 Leamington
WHO: Chartered Accountants help prepare tax returns for low-income people
WHERE: South Essex Community Council, 215 Talbot Street East, Leamington
WHEN: Tuesday, March 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, March 13 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, March 20 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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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