The DCBA Tax Clinic will NOT be operating this year, in 2022. Please check back in February/March of next year for dates set for 2023. Thank you and apologies for the inconvenience.
The DCBA Tax Clinic is a free tax preparation service organized by student volunteers. Held over a two month stretch (March and April), it's free to all Douglas College students and the general public (with certain income restrictions).
We're CRA certified and trained by professional accountants. Last year, students were trained by staff from MNP, where our team processed over 1700 tax returns.
DO I QUALIFY?
You're eligible if you are:
Single with an income under $35,000
Married with with a combined income under $45,000
You're ineligible if you are:
- Have capital gains
Questions? Email: email@example.com
The service operates on a walk-in basis. Appointments are not necessary. Scheduling appointments are not permitted.
Check the service schedule. It's subject to change.
To avoid logjams, try to drop-in at an optimal time.
Please bring: all applicable tax forms (T4, T4A, T5, T2202A, RRSP, transit receipt, medical receipts, charity receipts, etc.), last year's notice of assessment, a piece of government ID, USB stick for saving your e-file.
Students can file their taxes free with UFile.
To be eligible You must:
- be a resident of Canada
- have tuition fees and have attended school for at least one month during the tax year being prepared
- be designated as the FAMILY HEAD (the primary member of the family) for purposes of your tax file in UFile.
For information got to http://www.ufile.ca/tips-and-tools/file-for-free#students
Looking for support on how to file your own taxes. Simple Tax is step by step document to support you filing your own taxes. If you were a student in 2020, this guide will give you helpful information about filing your 2020 Income Tax and Benefit Return.
If you are in Canada as an international student, go to canada.ca/taxes-international-students.
The Douglas Students’ Union is not responsible or liable for any tax filling issues that arise when you are completing and filing your own taxes or when using any of the programs listed above.