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For Immediate Release:
February 28, 2011

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

BRAMPTON, ON (Feb. 28, 2011) Ė The Region of Peelís Human Services department is pleased to partner again with the Certified General Accountants of Ontario, Peel Chapter, 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 2011 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 $27,500 or 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 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 can be done if each tax return meets the above rules, and only at the clinics offered on March 26 and April 16. This service is available for residents of Ontario only (out-of-province returns cannot be done). E-filing is also available at certain locations; where e-filing is not available, the 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.

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program links certified general accountants to taxpayers who need help in filing their tax returns. Volunteers across Peel donate their time to ensure citizens have access to their services. To view other tax preparation services in Peel and Ontario, visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/clncs/on-eng.html.

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

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

2011 Dates Income Tax Preparation Clinics
Saturday, March 5
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tax returns for 2010 only
Colonial Terrace
3480 Colonial Drive, Unit 32 Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5T5
Phone: 905-793-9200, ext. 8427
Springfield Gardens
3570 Colonial Drive
Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5R9
Phone: 905-793-9200, ext. 8427
Saturday, March 12
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tax returns for 2010 only
Peel Youth Village
99 Acorn Place, Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 4E2
Phone: 905-791-5576, ext. 0 or sign-up in person
Saturday, March 19
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tax returns for 2010 only

Region of Peel, Human Services Department
Employment Resource Centre
10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite B, Brampton, Ontario L5N 5V2
Phone: 905-793-9200, ext. 8203 or sign-up in person

Saturday, March 26
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tax returns from 2006-2010
Region of Peel, Human Services Department
Employment Resource Centre Millcreek
6715 Millcreek Drive, Unit 1, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 5V2
Phone: 905-793-9200, ext. 8427 or sign-up in person
Saturday, April 9
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tax returns for 2010 only
Saturday, April 2
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tax returns for 2010 only
Chelsea Gardens
10 Knightsbridge Road, Brampton, Ontario L6T 5L6
Phone: 905-793-9200, ext. 8203
Saturday, April 16
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tax returns from 2006-2010
Fair Oaks Place
31 Fair Oaks Place, Brampton, Ontario L6T 5Y6
Phone 905-793-9200, ext. 8203

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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