United Way Simcoe Muskoka is helping low-income families file tax returns for free IG News

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With tax season upon us, United Way Simcoe Muskoka is working to help those who need support get their filing done on time.

The charity has opened tax sites in Essa Township and New Tecumseth. Low-income individuals and families can get free help preparing their filing, ensuring that cost is not a factor in setting the deadline.

“Tax season can be difficult, and tax preparation fees can be prohibitive for many people,” said Brian Shelley, chief executive and philanthropy officer for United Way Simcoe Muskoka. “By offering this service for free, we hope we can help people access social benefits they may be missing out on.”

Locations opened include:

  • New Tecumseth Public Library (Alliston Branch)
  • Essa Public Library (Angus Branch)
  • Focus Employment Services Alliston
  • Focus Employment Services Angus

To be eligible for free assistance, your income must fall within the following total household income maximums:

  • one person ($35,000)
  • two people ($45,000)
  • three people ($47,500)
  • four people ($50,000)
  • five people ($52,500)

This program is being run in partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. The offices will remain open in April.