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Take part in our virtual tax clinic

The Stop works to increase our community’s access to good food with a variety of different approaches. But we know that the single most effective way to improve a person’s food security is to improve their access to income.

Every year, 30% of people accessing Employment Insurance and 97% of people experiencing homelessness aren’t able to file their tax returns, and miss out on millions of dollars in eligible benefits as a result.

Would you like support filing your taxes? Join The Stop’s virtual tax clinic!

Just drop off your documents and a volunteer will call you back to assist in filing. There are two drop-off locations:

• Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-1pm at 1884 Davenport Road. Come to the back of the building and knock for service. This is a drop-in service, with no appointments on a first-come, first-served basis.

• Wednesdays from 10am-1pm at 729 St. Clair West. Speak with the Community Advocates outside. Again, first-come, first-served.

If you do not have access to a phone, or have mobility issues, contact Roxanne Futia directly to facilitate the service remotely. Roxanne can be reached at roxanne@thestop.org or 647-410 -3770.

Eligibility criteria is as follows:

A simple tax situation
A low or moderate income (for example, $40k or less for a single individual – call/email for more details)
Cannot have declared bankruptcy in the last three years, or have self-employment or income as a contractor.
Unfortunately we cannot prepare taxes for those without status in Canada.

Common information that may be needed:

T4/T5 slips
photo ID
rental receipt
social insurance number

If you need help accessing your forms, we can assist with this as well. We can file for up to 10 previous years of missed taxes.