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Thread: looking for free income tax program

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    Last year someone posted a free income tax program for low income individuals. Is that available this year?
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    yes
    I posted this year's list of free programs in the freebie forum
    https://forum.smartcanucks.ca/424937...a-wide-canada/
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    those with low incomes can file by phone

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cana...nges-1.4477378

    For modest incomes and simple taxes, there are free clinics

    check if you are eligible

    https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-age...ax-return.html

    locations


    http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/v...to-on-eng.html
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    Sometimes there are clinics via the public library at certain locations (times/dates).
    https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/...ome+tax+clinic

    Can also see if a local college has a business administration program doing a tax clinic (usually by appointment-might be hard to get a spot as it's popular with regular clients).

    George Brown College had one for its students in the past, but I don't see current year information.

    Seneca College has one for students. Might be worth asking if community can access it too.
    https://www.ssfinc.ca/tax-clinic

    City of Toronto has a list of places where you can book an appointment:
    https://www.toronto.ca/community-peo...ation-clinics/
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    I like studiotax. Been using it for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cake View Post
    I like studiotax. Been using it for years.
    Same here. Great that it's free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barbis9 View Post
    Last year someone posted a free income tax program for low income individuals. Is that available this year?
    Oops, somehow I read your question as "where are there free income tax preparation clinics," not as a free software query. I apologize!
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    Even Turbo Tax , their basic edition is FREE for all income groups. The basic edition is quite good & user friendly, but it doesn't baby sit you & guide you each & every step like the other editions.

    But you don't really need that, if you have just some basic standard knowledge the basic Turbo Tax edition is all you need.

    Of course you can use other software like Simple Tax, Studio Tax etc.

    Usually I use 2 software - just to double check if the numbers tally & there are NO glitches. Shouldn't take you more than 15 minutes maximum to do each tax return with Software & NETFILE.

    Within 10 days you will get your refund & Notice of Assessment after NETFILE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cake View Post
    I like studiotax. Been using it for years.
    StudioTax has been a solid choice for a long time now. If you don't mind entering online, I prefer SimpleTax.

    I gave all the options a "mini review" here: maplemoney.com/free-alternatives-for-preparing-your-taxes/
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