Income Tax Returns

Worried About Filing Your Income Taxes?  The Alexandra Centre Society and its volunteers work in cooperation with the Government of Canada's Community Volunteer Income Tax Program to help local residents fill out their income tax returns.

Starting March 4,2019, between 10am and 4pm (closed 12-1pm for lunch) and ending April 26, 2019, the Alexandra Centre Society will once again be helping modest income bracket residents of Inglewood, Ramsay, Victoria Park, and East Village, who have simple tax situations fill out their income tax returns. Some restrictions apply to the types of returns we are able to help with.

You Qualify if...

  • You have valid government issued photo identification (expired identification cannot be accepted);
  • Your gross annual income for the year(s) you are filing for is: $35,000 or less for an individual, $45,000 or less for a family of 2, $47,500 or less for a family of 3, or $50,000 or less for a family of 4. ($2500 for additional dependents);
  • You have no capital gains or losses for the year;
  • You have no real estate holdings (land and/or buildings, including a house or condo that provided rental income);
  • You were not self employed;
  • You have no business income or expenses or employment expenses;
  • Your investment income is under $1000;
  • It is not a pre or post bankruptcy return;
  • You have no foreign property;
  • You have all of your information slips, including your last notice of Assessment form the Canada Revenue Agency (please see Required Information Checklist below).

We are unable to help with returns for those who are deceased.

Both partners need to be present to qualify for assistance.

This is a drop off pick up later program.  At busy times it could take up to 2 weeks for a volunteer to process your return.  We provide paper copies and do not e-file returns at this tax clinic.  It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to mail their return to the Canada Revenue Agency.  The Alexandra Centre Society doesn't provide postage.

The Alexandra Centre Society is not responsible for false, incorrect, and inadequate information.  Responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of information, required to comply with taxation laws, rests with the taxpayer.  Please review your return prior to filing with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Required Information Checklist for Taxpayers (What you need to bring with you)

  • Valid government issued photo identification for yourself and dependents (expired identification cannot be accepted);
  • Social insurance numbers for yourself and dependents;
  • Last notice of assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency;
  • All T slips (T4, T4A, T4AOAS, T4Ap, T4E, T4RSP, T5, T5007, T2202A, etc.);
  • Details of family members' & their income (spouse, children, etc.) (including net income and SIN of spouse if you are separated) (including income of non-resident spouse);
  • Date of change in marital status;
  • Date of change in province of residence;
  • Dates of incarceration and release;
  • Interest paid on student loans;
  • RRSP contributions;
  • Receipts for donations made to registered Canadian charitable organizations;
  • Receipts for medical expenses (only 12 month period ending in the tax year you are filing can be claimed);
  • Amounts you pay or receive in child support and/or alimony, along with the court order or written agreement;
  • Indication of medical disability and Canada Revenue Agency's previous acceptance of disability claim;
  • Receipts for installment payments of tax;
  • Receipts for childcare;
  • Foreign pension income;
  • Bus passes and receipts for passes (must be signed) (ends June 30, 2017);
  • For newcomers to Canada: residency status, date of entry, foreign income amounts earned;
  • Details of any other income or expenses that might be applicable.


 If you are missing slips you can call the Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-8281 and request that copies be sent to you.

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