Tax Clinic Update

Our last tax clinic will be Monday, December 12 from 1 pm to 3:30 pm until we re-open in March 2023.

We will still accept emergency tax files if your income has been on hold after December 12. Please connect with Katrina at kjohnwest@bissellcentre.org

About Bissell Tax Clinics

Filing your taxes every year is important to ensure you are receiving all the government benefits and subsidies you are eligible for. Even if you are not employed or do not have income, you still need to file your taxes. Bissell can help with free tax filing.

Our service is free and confidential.

Are you eligible?

 

Table showing maximum income to qualify for free tax filing

 

What is the process?

  1. Gather all your documents listed in the “what you need to bring” section below.
  2. Come to Bissell Centre West at 10530 96 Street NW in Edmonton during Drop-Off Tax Clinic hours. We do not take appointments. Please be prepared to wait in our physically distanced line-up. Masks are required inside the building.
  3. Staff will assist you to fill out the required forms and check your documentation.
  4. All your paperwork will be put into an envelope for volunteers to use to complete your tax return throughout the week.
  5. Returns will be available for pick up 2 weeks after you attend the clinic during mail hours, Monday to Friday 12 pm to 4 pm.

What you need to bring:

  • Government ID
  • SIN
  • Bank account number for direct deposit

Tax Slips:

  • T4, T4E, T5, T5007
  • T4A, T4A(P), T4A(OAS); Pension
  • T2202A; Tuition

Receipts For:

  • Charitable donations
  • Medical/dental
  • Child Care
  • RRSP Contributions
  • Last Year’s Notice of Assessment

If you are missing any of these items, you can call CRA at 1-800-959-8281. We can still prepare your taxes if you do not have the above information. Just attend the Drop-Off Clinic for assistance.

 

We do not prepare:

  • Self-employed income tax
  • Rental income
  • Farming & fishing income
  • Bankruptcies
  • Deceased persons
  • Interest exceeding $1000
  • Other tax returns that require a professional accountant

Who will be filing my taxes?

Make Tax Time Pay continues to be a volunteer-run tax preparation service. All volunteers are registered through the CRA’s CVITP (Community Volunteer Income Tax Preparer) program, where they undergo a screening process. All volunteers are trained on filing processes and with the support of our staff can assist you with any questions that you may have.

To request T-Slips and other tax help, call CRA: 1-800-959-8281

Drop-Off  Tax Clinics

Our free drop-off tax clinic is now open on a first come first serve basis.

Every Monday until December 12
1 pm – 3:30 pm
10530 96 Street, Edmonton, AB

*There are no clinics on stat holidays.

Contact

Katrina John-West
Team Lead, Financial Empowerment
kjohnwest@bissellcentre.org

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