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UTSU Virtual Tax Clinic We're Here to Help. (White text on a blue background, aa photo of a hand ausing a calculator in the background)
It’s tax season but the UTSU is here to help.

 

We are so pleased to share that over 120 students have completed their tax returns with the help of our 40 CRA Trained Volunteers!

What is it like having a fellow student help with your taxes? This is some of what our members have said about the service:

As someone who works part-time, my monthly payments provide me just enough to get by while taxes services can be expensive so, this service is a must. I had a great time as the volunteer was super understanding and patient. I highly recommend the service!

I have never filed my own taxes before but this appointment was really helpful. The Tax Clinic volunteer helped me fill out all the necessary forms. I knew exactly what information I needed to provide and the process was efficient and secure. I definitely recommend booking an appointment with the tax clinic!

The best news is that there are still around 70 appointments per week left until May 4. You can book an appointment today. If the appointments are all gone when you visit the site, set a reminder for yourself to check in a couple days as new appointments are being added into the Calendly system all the time as our volunteers have time available.

If you’re a family (e.g. married, common-law) please email services@utsu.ca to schedule your appointment instead of booking it online.

Documents to have for your appointment (If Applicable):

  • Photo ID (Required)
  • Most recent Notice of Assessment (note: only for people who previously filed taxes)
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN)  (Required to EFILE)
  • T4 – Salary/wages (T4 provided by employer)
  • T4A – Scholarships, bursaries
  • T2202 – Tuition fees and education amount (get it from ACORN)
  • T5 – Investment income
  • RRSP contributions
  • Charitable contributions
  • Medical expenses (not covered by a medical plan)
  • Property taxes or rent paid (rent cheques or a letter from your landlord)
  • For international students, date of arrival to Canada
  • For parents, a list of your dependents, exact dates of birth, and SINs, spouse, partner info

(This list will be emailed to you when you book your appointment or you can download a PDF version here)

Notes: Appointments are first come first served. If you visit the booking site and no appointments are available please check back as our volunteer’s availability will change from day to day.

UTSU tax volunteers may assist with simple tax situations only, we may be unable to help when: a student makes more than $40,000 annually; are self-employed; have capital gains or losses; has foreign or interest income over $1000; individual has declared bankruptcy; or $1000 or more appears in Box 48 on T4 form.

People looking to file for family members must have their family members (and their relevant documentation) present at the appointment. Newcomers to Canada should have their date of arrival to Canada and immigration status available.

Hi! I would need help to file my taxes. Ive never done this before and I’m an international student

April 28, 2021

Here is a link about International Students and taxes https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/international-non-residents/individuals-leaving-entering-canada-non-residents/international-students-studying-canada.html
If after reading the link you want to book a tax appointment please email services@utsu.ca

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