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.

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. 259

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

Current and prior year tax returns only

By appointment only - call 289-640-1929, ext. 104 

 

Tax clinics in Brock Township

Brock Community Health Centre (hosted by North House)

720 Simcoe Street, Beaverton

Maximum income levels:

  • Single: up to $30,000
  • Family: up to $40,000

We do not prepare returns for clients who:

  • Have self-employment income
  • Have business income and expenses
  • Have rental income and expenses
  • Have capital gains or losses
  • Have employment expenses
  • Have filed for bankruptcy
  • Are deceased in the year

Clinic dates:

  • Wednesday, March 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

By appointment only. 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

Ajax Welcome Centre (clients with businesses or rental income do not qualify for this free tax clinic)

458 Fairall Street, Unit 5, Ajax

Clinic is for newcomers who have been in Canada for five years or less and meet one of the following income requirements:

  • Couple: up to $46,000
  • Single Person: up to $30,000
  • One Adult with Child: up to $35,000
  • Each Additional Dependent: $2,500

Tax clinic will be available from February 20 through April 30:

  • Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Two Saturdays a month, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (call for dates)

For appointment, please call: 1-877-761-1155

Service Canada

Ajax Service Canada Centre - 274 Mackenzie Avenue, Ajax

Returns for current year only

Clinic runs from April 1 to April 29:

  • Mondays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

By appointment only. Please visit the office to sign up

 

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. 259

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

John Howard Society

75 Richmond Street West, Oshawa

Able to complete returns for current year and prior years. Note: returns for prior years may need to leave documents for completion later.

For appointment call: 905-579-8482 - Please specify an appointment in the Oshawa location

Oshawa Public Libraries - McLaughlin Branch

65 Bagot Street, Oshawa

Clinic is from March 1 to April 30, 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and some evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Current year tax returns only

By appointment only - call 905-579-6111 ext. 5211

If you have any questions about the tax clinic, contact Jaron Fitch at 905-579-6111, ext. 5237

Oshawa Public Libraries - Jess Hann Branch

199 Wentworth Street West, Oshawa

Clinic is from March 1 to April 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and some evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Current year tax returns only

By appointment only - call 905-579-6111 ext. 5861

If you have any questions about the tax clinic, contact Jaron Fitch at 905-579-6111, ext. 5237

Service Canada

Midtown Mall - 200 John Street, Oshawa

Returns for current year only

Clinic runs from March 4 to April 29:

  • Mondays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

By appointment only. Please visit the office to sign up

Durham College

2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa

  • Wednesday, April 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

By appointment only. Please schedule an appointment via email at: archith.satheesh@dcmail.ca or christian.lopers@dcmail.ca

 

Tax clinics in Pickering

Pickering Welcome Centre (clients with businesses or rental income do not qualify for this free tax clinic)

1400 Bayly Street, Unit 16b, Pickering

Clinic is for newcomers who have been in Canada for five years or less and meet one of the following income requirements:

  • Couple: up to $46,000
  • Single Person: up to $30,000
  • One Adult with Child: up to $35,000
  • Each Additional Dependent: $2,500

Tax clinic available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., from February 20 through April 30

For appointment call: 905-420-3607  Toll free: 1-877-761-1155

 

Tax clinics in Scugog

Scugog Library (hosted by North House)

231 Water Street, Port Perry

Maximum income levels:

  • Single: up to $30,000

  • Family: up to $40,000

We do not prepare returns for clients who:

  • Have self-employment income
  • Have business income and expenses

  • Have rental income and expenses

  • Have capital gains or losses

  • Have employment expenses

  • Have filed for bankruptcy

  • Are deceased in the year

Clinic dates:

  • Wednesday, March 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

By appointment only. Call 289-640-1929, ext. 104

 

Tax clinics in Whitby

John Howard Society

114 Dundas Street East, Unit 200, Whitby

Able to complete returns for current year and prior years. Note: returns for prior years may need to leave documents for completion later.

Clinic dates:

  • Wednesday, March 6
  • Wednesday, March 27
  • Wednesday, April 10
  • Wednesday, April 24

For appointment call: 905-666-8847 - Please specify an appointment in the Whitby location

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 

 

 

 

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