Need help filing taxes? Free tax clinics returning to Orangeville Public Library

February 29, 2024   ·   0 Comments

By Sam Odrowski

It’s tax season and the deadline to file income taxes is fast approaching. 

Anyone needing help before the deadline to file, April 30, can get support at the Orangeville Public Library’s Mill St. location.

The library is hosting the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program for members of the community throughout March and April. These clinics are supported through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

“The library is delighted to once again partner to offer the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program,” said Orangeville Public Library CEO Darla Fraser. “It supports the library’s role in encouraging financial literacy and provides a welcoming community space to help those who need assistance with their taxes.” 

The free clinics provide a critical service to those in need and are in line with the Orangeville Library’s commitment as a community hub. 

The tax clinics are staffed by trained volunteers who will assist individuals and families with filing their 2023 tax returns. 

Eligible individuals, from students to seniors, with a modest income and a simple tax situation can utilize this service.  

For an in-person interview with a tax volunteer at the clinic, stop by on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m when the program launches. The clinics will run from Tuesday, March 5 to Thursday, April 25.

Some important things to note:

  • Clinics are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Participants must bring personal identification, all tax slips, rent or property tax receipts, and charitable donation receipts.

A drop-off service is also available during the library’s open hours. For the drop-off service, individuals present ID, sign a consent form and leave receipts with library staff. A tax volunteer will follow up to conduct a telephone interview. After the tax return is filed online, the original tax receipts will be mailed back to the participant at no charge. The last drop-off date is Thursday, April 25. 

“This valuable community service returned thousands of dollars in tax benefits directly to those who need income support from the government,” said the Town of Orangeville in a press release.  

For full eligibility criteria, visit 

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