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ACT Income Tax Clinic

Filing your personal income tax return can be overwhelming, especially dealing with ODSP and other health-related deductions.

ACT has qualified volunteer tax consultants to help people living with HIV complete their Income Tax Return. This is a free, confidential, and exclusive service available to ACT service users and their spouses.

Eligibility: 

  • living with HIV
  • a registered service user with ACT (Intake appointments available)
  • income less than $45,000 per year
  • filing income tax for the province of Ontario only

The tax clinic cannot file tax returns for:

  • income more than $45,000 per year
  • self-employed
  • persons operating a profitable commercial business
  • earned rental income
  • declared bankruptcy
  • estate taxes for those who have passed away
  • capital gains from investments
  • out of province or out of country taxes

 

Additional Information
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You must bring all tax information slips, receipts and documentation with you to your appointment. If any documentation is missing our clinicians will not be able to complete your tax return. ACT may not be able to reschedule a second appointment due to the high volume of Income Tax Clinic registrants.

If you are filing taxes as married/common-law/spousal couple, you AND your spouse MUST attend the appointment. Only those with proof of Power of Attorney for their spouse can file Income Tax on behalf of their spouse.

We require 24-hour notice of cancellation of booked appointments.

ACT reserves the right to refuse an additional booking to anyone who cancels or does not show for their originally scheduled Income Tax Clinic appointment.

We do not offer phone consultations.

Tax Clinic Dates (To Be Confirmed)
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WEDNESDAY:  March 06, 13, 20, 27    April 03, 10, 17, 24

THURSDAY:     March 07, 14, 21, 28     April 04, 11, 18, 25

Appointment Times: 6pm - 9pm

Registration (Open in 2019)
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Registering for the Income Tax Clinic couldn't be easier. We are pleased to announce that you can now register for the Tax Clinic online, in person or by telephone.

Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis regardless of your registration choice. Incomplete or inaccurate forms cannot be processed and will lose their priority sequence until all information is received and confirmed.

Once your registration details have been verified, the Income Tax Clinic will contact you with your appointment date and time.

Please allow at least 3 business days for your registration to be processed.

 

Please register by selecting one option only.

ONLINE
Click on the link below to complete our secure registration form:
Register Online - Coming in 2019

IN PERSON

Visit the Service Access Centre to complete the Registration Form.  Our offices are located at 543 Yonge Street, 4ht Floor, Toronto  M4Y 1Y4. Office hours are Monday to Thursday 10am – 9pm and Fridays 10am-5pm. Our offices are closed on weekends and public holidays.

BY TELEPHONE

If you prefer to register by telephone, please call 416-340-2437 ext. 412 and follow the instructions to leave a voice message. Please speak slowly and clearly. The Income Tax Clinic will not be able to process your registration request if your voice message cannot be heard or understood.

What You Need To Bring To Your Appointment
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Social Insurance Number (SIN)

CRA Notice of Assessment from the last year you filed Income Tax, if applicable.

Information Slips from all applicable sources:

  • T4’s - Income from all sources [T4, T4A, T4A(P), T4A(OAS), T4E, T4RSP, T4RIF].
  • T5007 - Income from ODSP / OW.
  • RRSP - RRSP Statement of Contributions.
  • TFSA - Tax Free Savings Account Statements.
  • RC62 - Universal Child Care.
  • Any other tax related information slips.

If you rent your accommodation you will be required to provide rent receipts or a letter from your landlord(s) that states:

  • Your name.
  • The landlord’s name and contact information.
  • The address of the place you are renting.
  • The number of months you have lived at this address.
  • The amount of rent you paid to the landlord during the year.

If you own your own home:

  • Property tax bill from the City of Toronto, or your municipality.
  • We cannot claim property tax in your return without this information.

If you are filing taxes as married/common-law/spousal couple:

  • All applicable tax information slips, receipts and identification for both parties.
  • You AND your spouse MUST attend the appointment
  • Only those with proof of Power of Attorney for their spouse can file Income Tax on behalf of their spouse.

If you have any deductions to claim:

  • Transit / Metropass or Presto
  • Physical Transit / Metropass cards for each month you are claiming.
  • Presto Usage Report (from your online Presto account).
  • Medical expense receipts.
  • Charitable or political donation receipts.
  • Receipts for any other deductions that you may be claiming.

If you have children in your custody:

  • Names and dates of birth for any children under the age of 19.
  • Receipts for childcare expenses.
  • Must include the caregiver’s SIN number.
  • RC-62 Universal Child Care Benefit, if applicable.
  • Any other valid receipts for childcare expenses.

If you are a student in post-secondary education:

  • T2202A – Receipt for your tuition fees.
  • OSAP Loan Payments – Interest Slip indicating amount of repayments.
  • OSAP Loans Received – Not considered income and does not need to be claimed when you file your income taxes.

If you were a newcomer to Canada within the current tax year:

  • Exact date of arrival in Canada.
  • The total amount of money you earned in the current tax year BEFORE you arrived in Canada along with any documentation.
CRA - My Account
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If you do not already have a MY ACCOUNT with the CANADA REVENUE AGENCY (CRA), it is highly recommended that you register with the CRA prior to your appointment with the Tax Clinic to ensure the smooth processing of your tax return.

My Account allows you to view tax information slips: T4, T4A, T4A(P), T4A(OAS), T4E, T4RSP, T4RIF, T5007, T3, T5, T5008, RRSP Contribution Receipt, T1204, T5013, RC210, RC62, Rent Assist and tax-free savings account (TFSA).

My Account allows you to track your refund, view or change your return, check your benefit and credit payments, view your RRSP limit, set up direct deposit, receive online mail, and so much more.

To register your MY ACCOUNT with the CRA please click the link below:

CRA - MY ACCOUNT