The free tax clinic will be starting up on March 6th and it will run from Monday to Friday from 10am-3pm in room 110 (on the first floor) at the DSU at the New West Campus.
At the free tax clinic, volunteers will assist with tax preparation, tax advice, and assistance with filing simple taxes. Volunteers will also be available to answer questions about the tax system and provide support and guidance throughout the process.
Please bring a valid photo ID, their Social Insurance number (or Individual Tax Number), all necessary tax documents (such as T4 if you were employed, T2202A if you had classes in 2022), and any other relevant financial information.
To be eligible for the free tax clinic, individuals and couples must have simple tax returns, with modest income that does not include capital gain, bankruptcy, or foreign income (full list available on the DSU Tax Preparation website).
We are also seeking volunteers to help with the free tax clinic. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you have any questions about the free tax clinic, please contact us at email@example.com
In order to be eligible for the tax clinic, individuals must have a modest income and a simple tax situation. Modest income is defined according to the following chart:
In general, a tax situation is simple if an individual has no income or if their income comes from these sources:
- Benefits, such as the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, disability insurance, employment insurance, and social assistance
- Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)
- Scholarships, fellowships, bursaries, or grants
- Interest (under $1,000)
The Clinic will NOT complete returns for the following:
- Self-employment income or employment expenses
- Business income and expenses
- Rental income and expenses
- Interest income over $1,000
- Capital gains or losses
- Bankruptcy in the tax year or the year before (if the return has not yet been filed)
- Deceased person
- Foreign property (T1135)
If you have any of the following documents in electronic form, please bring them with you to the clinic on a laptop or USB Flash Drive. Please consider the privacy of your environment before printing. You may not require all of these items. It is your responsibility to bring all applicable tax documents for your appointment.
- One piece of government ID.
- Laptop or USB Flash Drive.
- Notice of Assessment (NOA) from the previous tax year, if applicable.
- Tuition amounts to carry forward, if applicable. This can be found on your NOA.
- Social Insurance Number (SIN) OR Individual Tax Number (ITN).
- T4 tax form, if applicable.
- T4A tax form, if applicable.
- T5 tax form, if applicable.
- T2202A Tuition and Education Amounts Certificate.
- Tax receipts from charitable donations.
Beginning Monday March 6th, 2023
These hours are on a drop in, at a first come first served basis.
The tax clinic is on the 1st floor, room 110 of the DSU building at the New West campus (88 Seventh Street).
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
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.