Most community tax filing clinics in the Region are postponed at this time. Clinic information will be posted on this page as it becomes available. Learn more about programs and services impacted by COVID-19.

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

 

Current Tax Clinic Information - August 2020

Pickering and Ajax Welcome Centres

Remote Tax Filing Services available by appointment only. Tax clinic has been extended to August 31, 2020.

To qualify, you must:

  • Have been in Canada five years or less
  • Meet one of the following income requirements:
    • Couple: up to $46,000/year
    • Single: up to $30,000/year
    • Adult with one child: up to $35,000/year
    • Add $2,500/year for each additional dependent

Please call 1-877-761-1155 for information about the tax clinic - the Call Centre will connect clients to either location for more details and to schedule an appointment.

Ontario Works Locations

The Income and Employment Support Division (IESD) can provide tax filing for Ontario Works (OW) recipients. Tax filing is provided through Drop Off Tax Clinic Services only. 

Ontario Works clients can contact the following staff at their OW office for more information. 

Oshawa Office

Contact Kelly Spurs: Call 905-436-6747 ext. 5208 or email kelly.spurs@durham.ca for tax filing packages and information. 

Ajax Office

Contact Agata Humphries: Call 905-428-7400 ext. 6606 or email agata.humphries@durham.ca for tax filing packages and information. 

Whitby Office

Contact your caseworker directly for information on how to access tax filing.

The Salvation Army

45 King Street East, Oshawa - second floor

Limited appointments are available. Please use the following link to schedule an appointment.

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

Diverse Financial Group

190 Harwood Avenue South (inside G Centre), Ajax

By appointment only

Current and prior year returns

call 647-887-8725 or email: diversefinancialgrp@gmail.com 

People of Motherland and COFRD 

Bilingual services (English and French)

Virtual tax clinics by phone or by videoconference (Zoom, Google Meet) or by email.

By appointment only. Current and prior year returns

Please call 416-458-8106.

Durham Region Housing Services 

Drop off/pick-up service offered to Durham Regional Local Housing Corporation (DRLHC) tenants only. Call 905-666-6222 ext. 2458 to arrange this service.

To qualify for this service, you must live at one of the following DRLHC locations:

Oshawa

  • 1481, 1499, 1525, 1529 Ritson Rd. S.
  • 1490, 1520 Birchcliffe Ave.
  • 229 Lakeview Park Ave.
  • Cedar St, Carlton Crt., Wasaga Crt., Nevis Ave., Christine Cres., Normandy St., Lomond St., Linden St., Poplar St.
  • 416, 424, 432, 440, 448 Malaga Rd.
  • 155 King St.
  • 385 Beatrice St.
  • 460 Normandy St.
  • 439 Dean Ave.

Whitby

  • 409 Centre St. S.
  • 315 Colborne St. W.
  • 850 Green St.

Ajax/Pickering

  • 655 Harwood Ave.
  • 1330 Foxglove Ave.
  • 1910 Faylee Cres.

Bowmanville

  • 2 and 4 Nelson St.

 

 

 

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