Time: Seasonal (March – Early May)
The Mississauga Food Bank Virtual Tax Clinic
The Mississauga Food Bank is holding virtual tax clinics from March 1st to May 7th, in collaboration with Food Banks Canada and KPMG. Tax returns will be completed by phone or video conferencing with the support and resources of the CRA and their talented team of tax volunteers.
The Compass In-Person Tax Clinic
This year (2021) clinics will be held on Monday evenings from 5 pm -7 pm and Wednesday mornings from 9 am -11 am at Christ First Church Port Credit (151 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5H 1G3). Each appointment will be a half-hour long and accommodate up to 2 people from the same household (ie. husband and wife). If there are more than two please book for an hour. Only up to 2 years of back taxes will be done (i.e. current year and previous year) during March and April. Clients with taxes that go back further than that will need to come back for a make-up session which will be scheduled for the first week of May.
The Compass in person clinic will run as long as Peel Region is in the GREY ZONE or better. If the shift to grey zone is delayed appointments will be cancelled and you will need to reschedule.
The Tax Program offered at The Compass is to aid clients and community members who are in a low-income bracket in the process of filing and claiming their taxes. The tax clinic is offered at no cost and helps to make tax returns more accessible to low-income individuals. This program is available to all clients and community members who meet the below eligibility.
- Single Individuals – income must not exceed $30,000
- Couples – combined income must not exceed $40,000
- Adult with one child – income must not exceed $35,000 plus $2500 for each additional child
Please ensure to bring the applicable documentation to your appointment.
- T4 slips (Employment income)
- Employment insurance benefits (T4E)
- Old Age Security and CPP benefits (T4A-OAS, T4AP)
- Other pensions and annuities (T4A)
- Social assistance payments (T5007)
- Workers’ compensation benefits (T5007)
- Interest, dividends, mutual funds (T3, T5, T5008)
- Tuition / education receipts (T2202A)
- Universal Child Care Benefit (RC62)
- All other information slips
- Charitable donations
- Receipts for public transit services (only applies if you are over age 65 on January 1)
- Medical expenses
- Professional or union dues
- RRSP contribution receipts
- Support for a child, spouse or common-law partner
- Child care expenses
- Moving expenses
- Work From Home tax credit = the number of days worked from during the Covid crises - March 1 – December 31 2020
- Other documentation/information
- 2019 Tax Return and CRA Notice of Assessment/Reassessment
- Complete address information of all principal residences in 2020 (including postal code)
- All personal information (i.e. SIN’s of all family members, address, date of birth, marital status, dependents, etc.)
- Total rent paid for principal residence as well as the name of the landlord (if residence changed partway through a tax year, will require this information with respect to each landlord during the year)
- Property Tax Receipt, if a homeowner
- Disability Tax Credit Certificate (i.e. approval of Form T2201 from the CRA)
- USB drive if you would like an electronic file of your tax return(s)