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NDG TAX CLINICS

For more than 15 years, the NDG Community Council offers free tax services to the NDG residents. Tax clinics are usually held in the months of March and April. Schedules are available in February of each year. If you need more information, do not hesitate to contact us.

ATTENTION

Dear residents, 
As you might expect, all walk-in tax clinics for the month of April are cancelled. But don't worry! We won't let you down!
First of all, the government has extended the deadlines for submitting tax returns: you have until June 1, 2020 to submit your federal and provincial tax returns without penalty. 
As soon as the pandemic situation is behind us, NDG Community Council will make every effort to offer residents new dates for walk-in tax clinics in order to provide you with the usual service. 
If, for any reason, you feel that your tax return cannot wait, please fill out this questionnaire and a member of our team will contact you to discuss the various possibilities. Please note that we may not be able to complete all the declarations of the residents who contact us and that the eligibility criteria remain the same. 
In the meantime, the entire NDG Community Council team invites you to stay home and respect the rules of social distancing in order to protect your health and that of other NDG residents!  
If you are having trouble with the questionnaire, please contact us at taxndg@ndg.ca
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TO BE READY FOR A FREE TAX CLINIC YOU NEED

Free Tax clinics in NDG

YOU QUALIFY IF:

1) You live in NDG and
2) You are not self-employed and
3) You had a modest income in 2019:
  • Single person: income less than $25,000
  • Couple: combined income less than $30,000
  • Income from investments less than $1,000
  • **Add 2000$ for each dependant

DOCUMENTS

To have your tax retruns completed, you will need the following documents. Through the year, keep all documents together; you will avoid stress when tax season comes. You will also be able to claim all credits and possibly get a bigger reimbursement!

INCOME TAX RETURN DOCUMENTS:

  • Employee: T4, RL-1
  • Employment Insurance receiver, T4E(Q), RQAP T4E, RL6
  • Workers Compensation benefits,  or social assistance(welfare):T5007, RL- 5 
  • Student: T2202A, RL- 8 (from school, college, university) , RL1 T4A (Loans and bursaries), Bank statement (interests paid on student loan)
  • Parents with Children: Parental benefits T4E (Q), RL-6, RL24 or receipt from daycare or school, RL-24 from school or/and camp, RL30 (subsidized daycare), RL19 (advanced payments), Receipt for any sports activities or art amount fees
  • Retired Person: T4A (OAS), T4A(P), Rl-2, Optional (T4RIF ) or/and T4RS
  • Medical expenses, homecare and caregiver expenses (pharmacy, dentist, optometrist, etc)
  • Seniors (70 +): Monthly price for apartment, Home cleaning, Snow removal, Meals on Wheels, etc.
  • Tenants: RL31 (ask your landlord for it in February) If you live in a subsidize apartment, you will NOT be receiving a RL31.
  • Notice of Assessment from last year (Québec and Canada)

NDG TAX COALITION

MEMBERS & PARTNERS

Many NDG organizations offer free tax clinics for many years.
The NDG Community Council, the Senior’s Citizens Council, the Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi, the CSSS Cavendish and the Forward House, in partnership with the Community Volunteer Program, offers free tax services to their clients, or to all NDG residents. In 2011, the Council joined all organizations offering tax services for modest income residents to create the NDG Tax Coalition. The mandate of the Coalition is to coordinate services and share resources to better serve the community. The Council is engage to pursue with the Coalition and to recruit new partners.

MEMBERS:
NDG Community Council, NDG Senior Citizens Council, Carrefour Jeunesse Emplois NDG, NDG Food Depot , CSSS Cavendish, Forward House

Your organization wants to host a tax clinic?

The needs for tax preparation services in NDG always exceed the available spaces in the existing clinics. Every year, clinics are full and families must be send in organisations our of our neighborhood. If your organization wishes to propose a tax clinic, resources are available to you. The Community Volunteer Program was created to support those needs.

If you organise a tax clinic, you will work autonomously regarding the logistic of your days of consultations, the appointment management (or no-appointment service) and the greeting of your clients. Tax services works with the help of volunteers. You will be responsible to recruit your volunteers and offer an appropriate training. The Volunteer Program offers training material and many other useful information to organise a clinic.

Visit http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/volunteer/  for all necessary information. You can also communicate with the Tax coordinator at the NDG Community Council for more support. 

SUMMARY

Each year we serve 300-600 tax returns. Participants: 50-70 volunteers, 8-10 organizations, 7-8 locations
2019
In spring 2019, in collaboration with the NDG Tax Coalition, the Council had the opportunity to provide free tax clinics across the neighbourhood.

The Council partnered with the Depot, Walkley Centre, Westhaven Centre, St Raymond Center, Sherbrooke Forest, Habitation Tango and Benny Library to host tax clinics and serve residents close to home, making the tax season a little bit easier.

A total of 559 tax returns were completed and submitted through the 10+ clinics. One ‘Do it yourself’ workshop was also organised in partnership with Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi for residents to learn how to complete their own tax returns online.

The Council was supported throughout by 70 extraordinary volunteers who did amazing work. The Council trained the volunteers through short training sessions (16 offered), in both French and English, allowing all our volunteers to develop new capacities and serve the clinics. This program, therefore, serviced not only the residents but also the volunteers - many of whom were new immigrants seeking to gain work experience and self-confidence.
2018
NDG Tax clinics volunteers training

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

The NDG Community Council is looking for volunteers for the 2020 free tax clinics all over NDG. We need up to 50 volunteers to help low-income residents of NDG prepare their tax returns free of charge at clinics across the neighborhood in March and April.
For the second year, we will keep offering the service all year and you might also have the opportunity to keep volunteering for the rest of the year.
The Council offers a full training to volunteers but, if you already have experience, it is great! You must be fluent either in French or in English, be comfortable working on computer and available to participate in at least 2 tax clinics (schedule to be sent later).
You think you could be a good volunteer for the tax clinics? Please let me know by filling up this short questionnaire and I will contact you back with details on how to register! Julie

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