Free income tax clinics in Durham

These clinics are available for people whose total family income is less than the amount shown below, and whose tax situation is considered simple.

Get more at a tax filing super clinic!  Residents with modest income and simple tax situations can: file taxes for free through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP); meet with Service Canada about programs and services; open a My Service Canada account; open a Canada Learning Bond; and get information about managing debt, working with bill collection agencies and how to budget.  Oshawa Public Library, McLaughlin Branch Auditorium, 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa. Friday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No appointment is required.  

Family size income limits

  • One person - $30,000 or less
  • Two people - $40,000 combined (add $2,500 for each additional person in the family)

A tax situation is considered simple if an individual has no income or if their income comes from:

  • Employment
  • Pension
  • Benefits such as Canada Pension Plan, Disability, Canada Child Benefit, Employment Insurance or Ontario Works
  • RRSP
  • Support payments
  • Scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or grants
  • Interest (under $1,000)

A tax situation is not simple when an individual:

  • Is self-employed or has employment expenses
  • Has business or rental income and expenses
  • Has capital gains or losses
  • Files for bankruptcy
  • Is completing a tax return for a deceased person

 

Tax clinics available year-round

Diverse Financial Group

190 Harwood Avenue South (inside G Centre), Ajax

By appointment only

Current and prior year returns

call 647-887-8725

Durham Community Legal Clinic

Midtown Centre - 200 John Street West, Unit B1, Oshawa

Clinic is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Current and prior year tax returns only

By appointment only - call 905-728-7321 ext. 59

Ontario Works

Drop-off or in-office appointments for Ontario Works clients only. Please call your local office.

  • Ajax office: 905-428-7400 ext. 6606
  • Oshawa office: 905-436-6747 ext. 5208
  • Whitby office: 905-666-6239 ext. 2722 

North House

24 Toronto Street North, Unit 1, Uxbridge

By appointment only.  Current and prior year tax returns.

  • In Uxbridge/Scugog call 289-640-1929, ext. 104
  • In Brock call 705-432-8654, ext. 104

 

Tax clinics in Ajax

Diverse Financial Group

190 Harwood Avenue South (inside G Centre), Ajax

By appointment only

Current and prior year returns

call 647-887-8725

Ontario Works

Drop-off or in-office appointments for Ontario Works clients only. Please call your local office.

  • Ajax office: 905-428-7400 ext. 6606 

Welcome Centre Immigrant Services

458 Fairall Street, Unit 5, Ajax

Clinic is open from February 24 to April 30, 2020

By appointment only - call toll-free at 1-877-761-1155

*Note - to qualify, you must have been in Canada for five years or less.

Service Canada Center Ajax

274 Mackenzie Avenue, Ajax

Clinic will run once a week on Tuesdays, starting March 10 until April 28, 2020

Clinic hours are 9 a.m. to 4. p.m.

Current year returns only

Please visit the office to make an appointment.

 Tax clinics in Brock

North House

24 Toronto Street North, Unit 1, Uxbridge

By appointment only.  Current and prior year tax returns.

  • In Uxbridge/Scugog call 289-640-1929, ext. 104
  • In Brock call 705-432-8654, ext. 104

Beaverton Town Hall

397 Simcoe Street, Beaverton

This location is accessible.

By appointment only.  Please call North House for an appointment at 705-432-8654, ext. 104.

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cannington Public Library

39 Laidlaw Street South, Cannington

This location is accessible.

By appointment only.  Please call North House for an appointment at 705-432-8654, ext. 104.

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tax clinics in Oshawa

Durham Community Legal Clinic

Midtown Centre - 200 John Street West, Unit B1, Oshawa

Clinic is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Clinic runs year-round

Current and prior year tax returns only

By appointment only - call 905-728-7321 ext. 59

Ontario Works

Drop-off or in-office appointments for Ontario Works clients only. Please call your local office.

  • Oshawa office: 905-436-6747 ext. 5208

Tax Filing Super Clinic

Oshawa Public Library, McLaughlin Branch Auditorium - 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa

Friday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Get more at a tax filing super clinic! 

  • File taxes for free through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP)

  • Meet with Service Canada for information about programs and services
  • Open a My Service Canada account
  • Open a Canada Learning Bond
  • Get information about managing debt, working with bill collection agencies, and how to budget

No appointment required. Walk in between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Tax Clinics for Rent Geared to Income (RGI) clients

Lakeview Harbourside - 1529 Ritson Road South, Oshawa

Clinic is open in March and April by appointment only

Clinic will serve RGI tenants residing at:

  • 1481, 1499, 1525, 1529 Ritson Road South, Oshawa
  • 1490, 1520 Birchcliffe Avenue, Oshawa
  • 229 Lakeview Park Blvd., Oshawa
  • RGI tenants residing on Normandy Street, Christine Crescent, Nevis Avenue, Lomond Street, Linden Street, and Poplar Street, Oshawa

For an appointment, please call Sherril - 905-666-6222, ext. 2458

 

416 Malaga Road, Oshawa

Clinic is open in March and April by appointment only

Clinic will serve RGI tenants residing at:

  • 416, 424, 432, 440, 448 Malaga Road, Oshawa

  • RGI tenants residing on Cedar Street, Carlton Court and Wasaga Court, Oshawa

For an appointment, please call Sherril - 905-666-6222, ext. 2458

 

King Charles Court - 155 King Street East, Oshawa

Clinic is open in March and April by appointment only

Clinic will serve RGI tenants residing at:

  • 155 King Street East, Oshawa

For an appointment, please call Lisa - 905-666-6222, ext. 2465

 

Dean Heights - 439 Dean Avenue, Oshawa

Clinic is open in March and April by appointment only

Clinic will serve RGI tenants residing at:

  • 439 Dean Ave, Oshawa

  • 460 Normandy Street, Oshawa

For an appointment, please call Lisa - 905-666-6222, ext. 2465

Service Canada Center Oshawa

Midtown Mall, 200 John Street West, Oshawa

Clinic will run once a week on Fridays, starting March 13 until April 24, 2020

Clinic hours are 9 a.m. to 4. p.m.

Current year returns only

Please visit the office to make an appointment.

Oshawa Public Libraries

Jess Hann Branch, 199 Wentworth Street West, Oshawa

Clinic will run from March 2 until April 30, 2020

  • Mondays - 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays - 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays - 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Current year returns only

To book an appointment, call 905-579-6111 ext. 5200 or visit any Oshawa Public Libraries branch.

 

McLaughlin Branch, 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa

Clinic will run from March 2 until April 30, 2020

  • Mondays - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesdays - 12 to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays - 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Thursdays - 12 to 7 p.m.
  • Fridays - 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sundays - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Current year returns only

To book an appointment, call 905-579-6111 ext. 5200 or visit any Oshawa Public Libraries branch.

 

Tax clinics in Pickering

Welcome Centre Immigrant Services

1400 Bayly Street, Unit 5, Pickering

Clinic is open from February 27 to April 30, 2020

By appointment only - call Sue at 905-420-3607 or toll-free at 1-877-761-1155

*Note - to qualify, you must have been in Canada for five years or less.

 

Tax clinics in Scugog

North House

24 Toronto Street North, Unit 1, Uxbridge

By appointment only.  Current and prior year tax returns.

  • In Uxbridge/Scugog call 289-640-1929, ext. 104
  • In Brock call 705-432-8654, ext. 104

Scugog Public Library

231 Water Street, Port Perry

This location is accessible.

By appointment only.  Please call North House for an appointment at 289-640-1929, ext. 104.

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tax clinics in Uxbridge

North House

24 Toronto Street North, Unit 1, Uxbridge

By appointment only.  Current and prior year tax returns.

  • In Uxbridge/Scugog call 289-640-1929, ext. 104
  • In Brock call 705-432-8654, ext. 104

Uxbridge Public Library

9 Toronto Street South, Uxbridge

This location is accessible.

By appointment only.  Please call North House for an appointment at 289-640-1929, ext. 104.

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 Tax clinics in Whitby

Ontario Works

Drop-off or in-office appointments for Ontario Works clients only. Please call your local office.

  • Whitby office: 905-666-6239 ext. 2722 

Whitby Public Library

Central Library - 405 Dundas Street West, Whitby

  • Saturday, March 28, 2020
  • Saturday, April 4, 2020

By appointment only. To register, please call 905-668-6531, ext. 2020, or visit the 2nd floor Information Desk at the Central Library.

 

 

 

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