Eligible clients for this service must meet the following criteria:
- Individuals with an income of less than $35,000
- Married/common-law couples with a combined income of with less than $45,000
- Have a simple tax situation
- benefits such as the Canada Pension Plan, disability insurance, employment insurance, and social assistance
- registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs)
- support payments
- scholarships, fellowships, bursaries, or grants
- interest (under $1,000)
- are self-employed or have employment expenses
- have business or rental income and expenses
- have capital gains or losses
- Foreign property (T1135)
- filed for bankruptcy in the tax year (or the year before, if that return has not yet been filed)
- are completing a tax return for a deceased person
Please contact the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) if you need more information about missing information.
Information about your personal client file, and/or instructions on obtaining your notice of assessment. We cannot contact CRA on your behalf due to sensitivity issues with regards to client confidentiality. We also cannot answer complex tax questions. If you need more information or have questions about your personal tax situation, please contact the CRA’s hotline at 1-800-959-8281 or visit them online at canada.ca/taxes. You can also log in to your CRA My Account.
Volunteers are not employees or volunteers of the Canada Revenue Agency. The SAMRU Tax Clinic is provided by a partnership between the Students’ Association of Mount Royal University and the Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.