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For Immediate Release:
March 6, 2012

Peel Certified General Accountants Offer Income Tax Preparation Services for Low Income Individuals and Families

BRAMPTON, ON. (March 6, 2012) – The Region of Peel’s Human Services department is partnering with the Certified General Accountants (CGA) of Ontario, Peel Chapter, once again this year to offer free income tax preparation services for low income individuals and families. CGA Ontario, Peel Chapter, will be preparing tax returns in March and April 2012 as part of Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. Advance registration is required.

This service is available to individuals with a gross income (before deductions) under $25,000 or families with a gross income (before deductions) under $30,000.

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

This service is available for residents of Ontario only. E-filing is also available at all locations. In the event that e-filing is not available due to technical difficulties, accountants will prepare paper copies of the Tax Return and clients will be responsible for mailing their completed return to the Canada Revenue Agency. E-filing is not available for those submitting a tax return for the first time.

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

2012 DATES

Tax returns for 2011 only with the exception of April 21 at 7120 Hurontario St. and April 28 at 10 Peel Centre Dr. where tax returns for 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 can be prepared.

Saturday, March 10
Saturday, March 31
Saturday, April 21
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Region of Peel Human Services Department
7120 Hurontario St., Mississauga ON  L5W 1N4
Map: http://mapq.st/yeB7Xt
Advance sign up required. Call 905-793-9200, ext. 8427 or sign up in person.

Saturday, March 24
Saturday, April 14
Saturday, April 28
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Region of Peel Human Services Department
10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton ON L6T 0E6
Map: http://mapq.st/excS57
Advance sign up required. Call 905-793-9200, ext. 8203 or sign up in person.

Saturday, March 17
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Peel Youth Village
99 Acorn Place, Mississauga ON L4Z 4E2
Map Hyperlink: http://mapq.st/eeObmP
Advance sign up required. Call 905-791-5576, ext. 0.

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program links Certified General Accountants to taxpayers who need help filing their tax returns. Volunteers across Peel donate their time to ensure citizens have access to their services.

For more information about Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, including information about other locations and dates in Peel, visit peelregion.ca/erc or cra-arc.gc.ca.

CGA Ontario also offers some valuable tax season resources including an income tax checklist, Personal Tax Planning Guide and Tax Tips for Students, visit cga-ontario.org/Publications/Information_Booklets.aspx.

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.

For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit peelregion.ca.



Bill Nicholson
Supervisor, Employment Services
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, 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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