Tax Clinic

Virtual Tax Clinic 2021

Do you need help with filing your income tax return? You may be eligible for help at our free tax clinic if you have a modest income and a simple tax situation. A free tax clinic is a place where eligible people can get their tax returns done for free by volunteers. These tax clinics are hosted by community organizations across Canada through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP).

Our Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is a collaborative partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union (UTMSU), and our volunteers. UTMSU tax clinic volunteers complete tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals to ensure they receive, or continue to receive, the benefit payments to which they are entitled.

UTMSU is hosting their 2021 Tax Clinic virtually by appointment through videoconferencing between March 8 – April 19, 2021, weekdays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. All interested clients must register with the appropriate link below, before proceeding with an appointment booking. All appointments will be conducted in English through Zoom to students/community members who meet our eligibility criteria. Please know we are only able to assist with personal tax returns for students with an annual income of less than $50,000. We are not available to help students with business or rental income and expenses, as well as capital gains or losses (investments).

The following registration will help us determine your eligibility for filing through CVITP. All approved registrants will be notified, and appointments will be made accordingly.

If you are interested in attending in-person clinics you can explore the CVITP database to find a clinic near them, click here. For any questions about the UTMSU Tax Clinic, please email taxclinic@utmsu.ca.

Want to file your own taxes?

Simple tax returns can be submitted individually through various online filing platforms.

Specifically, all UTM students have access to the online UFile 2020 software for filing. Free access to this online filing software is provided to us by the Canadian Federation of Students. To download this software and learn more please visit the following website: ufile.ca/tips-and-tools/file-for-free.  Please use the following code “CFS1981” at checkout in order to access the software for free.

For step-by-step instructions on how to utilize UFile 2020 online, watch the following tutorial.

Any questions that may arise while using UFile 2020 can be directed to a live operator at the EFILE Helpdesk by calling 1-800-361-6283.

For more general information regarding filing your taxes, visit the following Canadian Revenue Agency links: Doing your taxesFiling your taxes online: Certified tax software.

Also please feel free to read through the two documents which highlight the measures that the CRA has taken to provide support during this time;

  1. CERB Resource Sheet
  2. COVID-19 Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Support for Individuals