Free Income Tax Clinics

International Students Services Organization (ISSO) is hosting free Income Tax Clinics every year. The Clinics are offered between February and April of each year in various locations in Ottawa and other cities.

These clinics are available to eligible clients by appointment only.

Trained CVITP Volunteers, organized through the Canada Revenue Agency's Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), will prepare basic income tax returns for individuals with low income and/or for those who meet other qualifying criteria.

Note: Accessibility may not available at the venue. Please check while you book an appointment.

Check the Eligibility Guidelines to see if you qualify for this free service.

  • Your Social Insurance Number
  • Notice of Assessment from CRA - A copy of last year's return - if available
  • Spousal Info, including SIN and Income (if spouses return not being prepared at the same time) - if applicable
  • Dependents' information, name(s) and date(s) of birth - if applicable
  • Information slips: T4, T4A, T4A (OAS), T4P, T4RSP, TRRIF, T4E (EI benefits), T5, T5007 (WSB/OW/ODSP), if applicable
  • T2202A (Education slips), T5008, RC-62(Universal Child Benefit), Bursaries and scholarship info, if applicable
  • Foreign Income, Spousal and/or Child Support Receipts - if applicable
  • Medical Expenses, including health plan premiums - if applicable
  • Rent Receipts, Bus passes and Donation receipts - if applicable
  • If you are an international student or temporary resident and does not have a social insurance number, you should obtain a Individual Tax Number (ITN) for Non-Residents by filing the T1261 - Application for a Canada Revenue Agency Individual Tax Number (ITN) for Non-Residents

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