Valuable Tax Season Resources Help with Income Tax Preparation

This tax season video, produced by CGA Ontario, highlights valuable tax credits, benefits and incentives for residents of Ontario, supporting students, families, seniors, caregivers, homeowners and more.

CGA Ontario offers this free tax guide to assist individuals with personal tax planning and compliance. An easy-to-use tax resource that provides quick tax tips, federal and provincial tax updates, and outlines valuable tax credits, benefits and incentives. (CNW Group/Certified General Accountants of Ontario)

This tax season video, produced by CGA Ontario, addresses tax credits available to students in Ontario ranging from: tuition fees, education credits, student loans, RRSP contributions, GST rebates, child care and more.

TORONTO, March 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA Ontario) releases its annual collection of tax season resources, ranging from a personal tax planning guide, tax tip sheet for students, a tax filing check-list and videos that address tax credits, benefits and incentives.

Booklet - Personal Tax Planning Guide http://www.cga-ontario.org/assets/file/CGAO_PersonalTaxPlanning.pdf

With more than 100,000 copies in circulation, the free 148 page tax guide assists individuals with personal tax planning and compliance. An easy-to-use tax resource that offers quick tax tips, federal and provincial tax updates, in addition to outlining valuable tax credits, benefits and incentives. The booklet is available through the offices of certified general accountants and participating public libraries or online at http://www.cga-ontario.org/Publications/Information_Booklets.aspx

Video - Tax credits, benefits and incentives http://progressive.playstream.com/newscanada/progressive/CGA_NCD7372.mp4

The Tax Tips for Students information targets post-secondary school students in Ontario, addressing: tuition fees, education credits, student loans, RRSP contributions, GST rebates, child care and more.

Tip Sheet - Tax Tips for Students http://www.cga-ontario.org/assets/file/CGAO_TaxTipsforStudents-web.pdf

Video - Tax Tips for Students http://www.cgamedia.org/Video/CGAO_TaxTipsforStudents.html

The following income tax checklist offers a starting point for preparing to file your taxes, detailing the information and documentation you need to collect to complete your income tax return or take to your accountant or financial adviser.

Income Tax Checklist http://www.cga-ontario.org/assets/file/CGAO_Tax-Checklist.pdf

"It's so important to equip students and residents with tax tools that are easy to understand to help them be aware of the tax credits applicable to their unique situation," says Doug Brooks, FCGA and CEO of CGA Ontario."

Complimentary Tax Preparation Services - CGAs file thousands of income tax returns free-of-charge each year in Ontario, supporting individuals who earn less than $25,000 a year, in addition to families with a household income of less than $30,000. Tax preparation service centres are scheduled at nearly 40 locations across Ontario for the months of March and April 2014.

Note: The deadline for filing your taxes this year is April 30, 2014.To access a tax preparation service schedule for your community, visit: www.cga-ontario.org/2014_TPS.aspx.

About the Certified General Accountants of Ontario
CGA Ontario is a self-governing body that grants the exclusive rights to the CGA designation, and controls the professional standards, conduct and discipline of its members and students in the province of Ontario. Certified general accountants (CGAs) are committed to meeting the needs of businesses and organizations with strategic insight, leadership and demonstrated abilities. In Ontario, there are more than 22,500 CGAs and 9,000 students working toward their designation.

SOURCE Certified General Accountants of Ontario

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For further information:

Amy Mulhern, Manager, Public Relations, CGA Ontario
Telephone: 416-544-4781 / 1-800-668-1454 ext. 8311 / Mobile: 416-606-5860
Email: amulhern@cga-ontario.org