2021 Taxes: Where to Start?

Tax season is upon us! Whatever your situation, there are community and government resources available to help you get your taxes done and filed. Just a reminder that you need to file by Saturday, April 30 for individuals or Tuesday, June 15 for self-employed individuals. For all tax filing and payment deadlines, visit the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) website.

Free Tax Clinics

Do you need help with your tax return? You may be eligible for assistance at a free tax clinic if you have a modest income and a simple tax situation. CRA provides a detailed list of eligibility requirements.

One option that provides support for hundreds of Edmontonians is e4c Make Tax Time Pay. They can help you access your tax documents and file your taxes. They also offer their services in a number of different languages including English, French, Hindi, Mandarin, Cantonese and more.

To make an appointment, call 780.722.9409, email mttp@e4calberta.org or visit their website.

If you are looking for other options including drop-off, walk-in or virtual service, there are many more free tax clinics here in Edmonton and across Alberta. Visit the directory of CRA Tax Clinics where you can search by clinic type and preferred language.  

Need help finding the right tax clinic for you? The Edmonton Public Library can help! Talk to staff at your local branch or contact us.

Tax Time for Teens

It’s tax time for teens, too! Anyone ages 16 and up can claim GST even if they are not working by filing their taxes. For more information, call ASSIST at 780.429.3119 or e4c at 780.722.9409.  

Still Have Questions?

If you want to learn more about filing your taxes, check out the CRA’s tax information videos.

Still have questions or otherwise need to contact the CRA? They have extended their call centre hours. The individual inquiries line is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CRA telephone numbers, fax numbers, addresses and even estimated wait times for the different numbers are available on the CRA website.

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