Suze Morrison MPP, Toronto Centre

Government of Ontario

Help filing your taxes

Published on March 11, 2020

MPP Suze Morrison's Office has put together this list of community resources to help you file your taxes.

List & Classification of Tax Clinics in Toronto Centre (CRA)

 

General Rules for Tax Clinics

  1. Requires Government Issued ID
  2. Client must have all applicable tax slips/receipts
  3. Tax clinics do not apply to those who exceed the suggested income

Organization: Central Neighbourhood House

Address: 349 Ontario Street

Accessible? Wheelchair Accessible

Languages Offered: English

Returns Prepared: Current and last year’s taxes only

By Appointment: Amanda LaRonde- 416-925-4363 (x.117)

Clientele: Open to the public, general/all persons

 

Organization: Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture 

Address: 2- 194 Jarvis Street

Accessible? Wheelchair Accessible

Languages Offered: English & Arabic

Returns Prepared: Current and prior years

By Appointment: Huda Bukhari- 416-363-1066 (x.222)

Clientele: Newcomers, persons with disabilities, seniors, social assistance recipients, students, youths 

 

Organization: Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services 

Address: 188 Carlton Street

Accessible? Wheelchair Accessible

Languages Offered: English & Albanian

Returns Prepared: Current and prior years

By Appointment: Blentin Cuko- 416-863-0499

Clientele: Persons with disabilities, seniors

 

 

Organization: Grace Advocacy Clinic 

Address: 383 Jarvis Street

Accessible? Wheelchair Accessible

Languages Offered: English

Returns Prepared: Current and last year only

By Appointment: Mabel Lee- 416-860-0895 (x.410), advocacy@gracetoronto.ca

Clientele: General public/All persons 

 

Organization: St. James Town Community Corner 

Address: 200 Wellesley Street

Accessible? Wheelchair Accessible

Languages Offered: English

Returns Prepared: Current and prior years

By Appointment: Members only, have to register in person to obtain an ID card and then have full access to a range of free services, including a tax clinic. 416-964-6657

Clientele: Members

 

Organization: Salvation Army Toronto Harbour Light

Address: 160 Jarvis Street

Accessible? Wheelchair Accessible

Languages Offered: English

Returns Prepared: Current year only

By Appointment: Andrew Worotniuk- 416- 682-2515

Clientele: Residents/patients, resides within local community

 

Organization: Community Matters Toronto

Address: 102-260 Wellesley Street E

Accessible? Wheelchair Accessible

Languages Offered: English, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Filipino, Hindi, Kurdish, Nepali, Tamil, Urdu

Returns Prepared: Current and prior years 

By Appointment: Chris Hallett- 416-944-9697

Clientele: Newcomers, seniors, social assistance recipients, students, youth

 

 Organization: The 519 Church Street Community Centre  

Address: 519 Church Street  

Accessible? Wheelchair Accessible

Languages Offered: English & Spanish

Returns Prepared: Current and prior years  

By Appointment: Rafael Glass Machado- 416-355-6779

Clientele: Residents/patients, resides within local community

 

Modest Income (from CRA website)

 

In general, a modest income means your total family income is less than the amount shown in the chart below, based on the size of your family. Check with your local community organization, as they may set different amounts.

 

Family Size

Total Income is Under…

1 person

$35,000

2 persons

$45,000

3 persons

$47,500

4 persons

$50,000

5 persons

$52,500

More than 5 persons

$52,500 plus an additional $2,500 for each additional person

 

 

CRA definitions of a ‘simple tax’ situation

 

In general, your tax situation is simple if you have no income or if your income comes from any of these sources:

  • employment
  • pension
  • benefits such as the Canada Pension Plan, disability insurance, employment insurance, and social assistance
  • registered retirement savings plans
  • support payments
  • scholarship, fellowships, bursaries or grants
  • interest (under $1,000)

 

Your tax situation is not simple if you:

  • are self-employed or have employment expenses
  • have business or rental income and expenses
  • have capital gains or losses
  • 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