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For Immediate Release:
March 3, 2010

Free Tax Preparation Services for Low Income Individuals and Families

BRAMPTON, ON. (Mar. 3, 2010) – From March 6 to April 24, 2010, the Region of Peel’s Human Services department is holding free Income Tax Preparation Services for low income individuals and families. Accountants from the Certified General Accountants of Ontario – Peel Chapter will be preparing the tax returns as part of the Canada Revenue Agency's Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. Advance registration is required.

Free tax preparation services are available for individuals with gross (before deductions) income under $27,500 or for families with a gross income under $35,000. Income Tax returns with the following types of income and/or expenses do not qualify for volunteer tax assistance, as these types of returns are more complex and require additional time to prepare:

  • Rental income (or losses)
  • Business income (or losses)
  • Foreign income
  • Capital gains (or losses)
  • Employment expenses
  • Support payments (paid or received)
  • Interest income exceeds $1,000
  • Returns for deceased individuals
  • Returns for bankrupt individuals
  • Corporate or trust income tax returns

Returns for tax years 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 can also be done if each tax return meets the above criteria. Only Ontario residents can take part (out-of-province returns cannot be done). E-filing will be used where available; otherwise, accountants will print paper copies of the completed Tax Return and clients will be responsible for mailing their completed return to the Canada Revenue Agency. E-filing is not available for people filing a tax return for the first time.

Call the tax clinic location nearest you to book an appointment. Once registered, you will be instructed which documents to bring to your appointment.

Date Tax Preparation Clinic Location
Sat., March 6
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Colonial Terrace - Community Employment Services Program
3480 Colonial Drive, Unit 32, Mississauga
(Winston Churchill & The Collegeway)
Call Natassha at 905-793-9200, ext 8002
Sat., March13
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Peel Youth Village
99 Acorn Place, Mississauga
Call 905-791-5576, ext. 0
Sat., March 20,
April 10 and April 24

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Employment Resource Centre 10 Peel
10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite B, Brampton
Call 905-793-9200, ext. 8244
Sat., March 27 and
April 17

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Employment Resource Centre Millcreek
6715 Millcreek Drive, Unit 1 Mississauga
Call 905-793-9200, ext. 8427

For other tax preparation services in Peel, the GTA and Ontario, visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/clncs/on-eng.html. For information regarding the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/menu-eng.html.

The Human Services department supports full participation by all residents in the economic, social and cultural life of the Region by providing a continuum of supports. The department works collaboratively with other Peel agencies to improve the opportunities and quality of life for children, families and individuals living in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon.



Bill Nicholson
Supervisor, Employment Services
Region of Peel
905-793-9200 ext. 8504

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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