Tax Clinics

Tax Preparation Assistance Photo

McMaster students and chartered professional accountants are providing free tax preparation services.

Personal tax preparation service is available at no charge to individuals:

  • Without dependants with a gross household income of less than $30,000
  • With dependants, including a spouse or equivalent, with a gross household income
    of less than $40,000 for a household of two (add $2,500 for each additional person)

Volunteers do not prepare complex returns, such as returns for individuals who:

  • Have self-employment income
  • Have business or rental income and expenses
  • Have capital gains or losses
  • Have employment expenses
  • Have interest income greater than $1,000
  • File for bankruptcy
  • Are deceased

Tax cinics will be offered at the following locations:

Drop-in:
  • Central Memorial Rec Centre (93 West Ave S., Hamilton). Offered in the Games Room from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.:
    • April 18
    • May 2
  • Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch (55 York Blvd, Hamilton):
    • March 31 (12:30 – 4:30 p.m.)
    • April 8 (1:30 – 4:30 p.m.)
    • April 22 (1:30 – 4:30 p.m.)
  • McMaster Centre for Continuing Education (1 James St. N., Hamilton). Offered from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.:
    • March 24, Room 207
    • April 21, Room 204
    • May 12, Room 110
  • Norman Pinky Lewis Rec Centre (192 Wentworth St. N., Hamilton). Offered in the Craft Room from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.:
    • March 20
  • St. Andrews United (49 Upper Paradise Road, Hamilton):
    • March 24 (2:00 – 5:00 p.m.)
By Appointment:
  • Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton (SPRC) (1130 ½ Barton St. E., Hamilton). Call 905-522-1148 x456 to book an appointment:
    • April 7 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
    • April 12 (5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
    • April 13 (5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
    • April 14 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
    • April 19 (5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
    • April 20 (5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
    • April 20 (5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
    • April 21 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
    • April 26 (5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
    • April 27 (5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
    • April 28 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Resources:

Scams and Frauds

Monday, March 19, 2018 | 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. | Gilmour Hall, Room 110

Do you ever worry about getting scammed or has this already happened to you? You might be surprised at how easy it is to be tricked by someone trying to steal money, property, your identity or a service . Come to this special presentation and listen to the experts from the Hamilton Police Crime Prevention Unit as they provide tips, advice, and examples that will help you not get scammed. Bring your questions.

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