Free tax returns for residents with low income

Residents with low income can have their personal income taxes prepared at no charge this year, thanks to a partnership between Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library and Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario.

Those needing the service can drop off their documents to the library during curbside service hours and will be asked to show staff a piece of government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s licence, passport or Ontario Photo Card.

“This program demonstrates the ability of the library to find new and creative ways to provide valuable services to our community,” Library CEO Margaret Wallace said. “We are excited to be working with CPA Ontario to make this program possible.”

Customers should place their tax documents in an envelope but should not seal the envelope until after they receive an information form at the library.

Documents can be dropped off at the curbside service on Thursday, March 25 for the Friday, March 26 deadline and Thursday, April 15 for the Friday, April 16 deadline. Curbside service for both March 25 and April 15 runs from 3 to 7 p.m.

Anyone with questions about a tax return should email [email protected] or call 905-642-7323, ext. 5237. The deadline to file your personal income tax is April 30.

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