UFile Encourages Canadians to File Their Taxes Online in Support of Earth Day Canada

-Tax Software Leader to Donate $1 for Every Return Filed on April 22nd -

MONTRÉAL, April 12, 2016 /CNW/ - Thomson Reuters DT Tax and Accounting Inc., makers of UFile tax software, is pleased to announce its official sponsorship of Earth Day Canada. As the first ever online tax software to be certified by the Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) NETFILE electronic tax filing service, millions of federal and Quebec tax returns for personal and corporate tax have been filed electronically using UFile. A simple and streamlined alternative to mailing a paper return, these electronic returns represent the conservation of an untold number of trees; a perfect example of how the choices we make every day can impact the planet in a big way. To support Earth Day Canada in its 25th Anniversary Campaign Rooting for Trees, a campaign to boost the global commitment to plant 7.8 billion trees by 2020 and encourage Canadians to reduce their carbon footprint, UFile will donate $1 for every tax return filed electronically using its online software on Earth Day, April 22, 2016. 

"At UFile, we are grateful for the trust that our customers put in our products but are also happy for the opportunity to work with them to have a positive impact on our environment," says Eric Neveu, Vice President, Professional and Customer Software & Services." As part of our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint, we are also committed to further reducing our use of packaging for our retail products."

Celebrated annually on April 22, Earth Day is the largest environmental event in the world. On this day, while global leaders meet in New York to sign the new international climate agreement, Canadians are being asked to pledge to "Make Earth Day Every Day and reduce my carbon footprint" by signing the 25th Anniversary Earth Day Flag. With more than 250,000 signatures to-date from people across the country, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the goal is to collect 1 million signatures by the end of Earth Day 2016.  As a proud sponsor, UFile is encouraging Canadians to pledge their commitment to carbon reduction by visiting its website – www.ufile.ca - and adding their signature to the Earth Flag which will be unveiled on April 22.

For additional information on UFile and its sponsorship of Earth Day Canda, or for interview opportunities with a UFile spokesperson, please contact Julia Harper at Julia@ideaworkshop.ca / 647-330-4706.

About UFile 
UFile is the Canadian consumer tax program from Thomson Reuters, located in Montréal, Québec.  It is a leading provider of tax preparation products and has served the professional tax community with tax products for more than 25 years. UFile products include UFile ONLINE, UFile and UFile PRO. UFile is an official sponsor of Earth Day Canada and helps to reduce greenhouse gases and preserve trees through its work with the CRA and promotion of electronic tax filing. Visit ufile.ca or join the conversation @UFile, #taxesyourway or at facebook.com/UFile

About Thomson Reuters 
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of news and information for professional markets. Our customers rely on us to deliver the intelligence, technology and expertise they need to find trusted answers. The business has operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges. For more information, visit www.thomsonreuters.com.

About Earth Day Canada
Celebrated every year on April 22, Earth Day is the largest environmental event in the world. More than six million Canadians—including nearly every school-aged child—participate in an Earth Day activity in their communities. We partner with and support hundreds of organizations across the country, as they engage Canadians in annual celebrations of this special day.
Founded in 1990, Earth Day Canada is a national environmental charity. We offer free, year-round, award-winning programs to educate and inspire Canadians of all ages, backgrounds and sectors to reach local environmental solutions. Our mission is to foster and celebrate environmental respect, action and behaviour change that lessens our impact on the earth.

SOURCE UFile

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For further information: For Media Inquiries: Julia Harper, Idea Workshop, 416-504-3977 ext. 25, 647-330-4706, julia@ideaworkshop.ca

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