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

During tax season, many clinics can only file current year returns, but some offer multiple year filing. If you need more than one year filed, please discuss this when you book your appointment.

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

Nourish Community Hub (hosted by North House)

16 York Street, Cannington

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 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 10, 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 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 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

Lakeview Harbourside (for residents only)

1529 Ritson Road South, Oshawa

  • Saturday, March 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For appointment call: 905-668-7711 ext. 2458

King Charles Court (for residents only)

155 King Street East, Oshawa

  • Thursday, March 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, March 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 28, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For appointment call: 905-668-7711 ext. 2465

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

The Salvation Army - CPA Tax Clinic

45 King Street East, Oshawa

Clinic for individuals of modest income with simple returns only (no self-employment, business or rental income or expenses, no capital gains/losses, no interest income greater than $1,000, no bankruptcy filing, no filing for deceased persons)

  • One Person: up to $35,000
  • Two Persons: up to $45,000
  • Three Persons: up to $47,500
  • Each Additional Person: $2,500

Clinic is available:

  • Wednesday, March 13
  • Wednesday, March 20
  • Wednesday, March 27

For appointment call: 905-723-7422 ext. 222 or visit https://www.oshawa-temple.org/tax/

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, 10:00 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. 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

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

Pickering Public Library

Pickering City Hall - One The Esplanade, Pickering

Current year tax returns only. No returns for individuals who are deceased, bankrupt or have capital gains/losses

Clients MUST meet the following criteria to sign up for a session:

  • Must have a valid Pickering Public Library card BEFORE registering
  • If single, annual income must not exceed $30,000
  • If married, combined annual income must not exceed $45,000
  • Must not be self-employed, have business income or own rental property

Clinic date: Saturday, April 6

For appointment call: 905-831-6265 or register in person at the library

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 Uxbridge

Uxbridge Library (hosted by North House)

9 Toronto Street South, Uxbridge

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 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 3, 10 a.m. to 2 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

Whitby Public Library - Central Branch

405 Dundas Street West, Whitby

Clinic available for:

  • Individuals with a gross income under $30,000
  • Households with a gross income under $40,000
  • One adult + one child with a gross income under $35,000. Additional $2,500 income per additional child
  • Ontario Works and ODSP recipients are eligible
  • Returns cannot be filed for those who declared bankruptcy within the past two years
  • Returns cannot be filed for those with undischarged bankruptcies 

Dates:

  • Saturday, March 23, 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 30, 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For appointment call: 905-668-6531, ext. 2020 or register in person at the second floor information desk

 

 

 

 

 

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