2024 Walk-in Tax Clinic (for the 2023 Tax Year)

The Working Centre is once again offering Income Tax Clinic support for people living on a limited income.

Here are flyers with more information about the Tax Clinic:

You may drop by 58 Queen St. South during Tax Clinic hours to pick up a copy of the Intake Form or fill it out, print it at home, and bring it in with your documents.  (or you may print and write on the Non-Fillable version of the Intake Form). Also here is a form to include extra children

If for accessibility issues, you are not able to come to 58 Queen St in person, email us at taxclinic@theworkingcentre.org and we can discuss possibilities to help make it possible to complete your taxes.


We will continue to offer tax clinic support this year. You can see a tax clinic helper to review your completed intake form and required papers starting on March 4th 2024 in person.

Once your return is filed, you can pick up your copy at our Job Search Resource Centre at 58 Queen Street South in Kitchener or we can mail your copy to you. You select your preferred choice when you drop-off your papers.

Volunteers registered with the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will help to complete your income tax return.

Are You Eligible?
We can help you with your taxes if your income falls within the following amounts based on your family size:

    1 Person - Up to $35,000
    2 Persons - Up to $45,000
    3 Persons - Up to $47,500
    4 Persons - Up to $50,000
    5 Persons - Up to $52,500

Please note we cannot assist with tax filing regarding the following circumstances:

    Business/Rental Income or Expenses
    Self Employed individuals (for instance Uber) or Employment Expenses
    Interest Income
    Capital Gains or Losses
    Foreign Property (T1135)
    Deceased Person

In-Person Walk-In
At the Resource Centre at 58 Queen Street South, Kitchener, you can pick up a copy of the list of documents and the intake form. You can complete the form at home and then return to The Working Centre to get them reviewed with a tax volunteer.
When you come with your completed documents, we will review your package with you before you leave to make sure we are not missing anything. As numbers of people determine, this might require a bit of a wait. This process is necessary to ensure we have the right documents and we can complete your return quickly.

What To Provide

1. A completed income tax intake form
    o Available on our website or for pick up at the Resource Centre (58 Queen Street South, Kitchener)
      > If joint filing, the spouse needs to sign a second copy of the Taxpayer Authorization Form
      > For 5 or more children, please complete the additional children form
2. Government-issued photo ID for each person that needs tax support
    o If you are joint filing with a spouse, please have a picture of them holding up their ID.
3. Information slips (T-slips) for 2023.
4. Receipts for all expenses claimed in the "expenses" section
5. [Optional] Your 2022 Notice of Assessment

After Tax Completion
We aim for a three week turnaround time. Once your return is completed we will contact you. You can pick up your copy or we can mail it to you. You decide at the time you drop-off your paperwork. You will need to show ID when you pick up your package.

What if There is a Mistake?
If there is a mistake in your taxes you will receive a Notice of Assessment from the CRA. Please let us know if this happens and we will help with next steps. Also, if something is missed in the filing of your return, we can complete a request to modify your return. Please Let us know if you have questions about your completed return.

Please contact us at taxclinic@theworkingcentre.org if you have any questions.

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