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Tax information

The tax year goes from January 1 to December 31. Income tax forms must be completed and submitted on or before April 30. If April 30 falls on a weekend or a statutory holiday, your tax return is due on the next working day.

It is important that you are prepared to file your taxes and have all of the required documents. By filing your tax return, you are often eligible for a refund if you have had any of the following income or expenses during the tax year:

  • Rent expenses off campus (you need your rent receipts or lease).
  • Salary or hourly pay (company-issued T4 slip).
  • On-campus employment (you can print your T4 slip through our ADP system).
  • Income from assistantships such as a Research Assistant (RA) or Teaching Assistant (TA)
  • Awards, bursaries and/or scholarships (university-issued T4A slip).
  • Tuition (you can find and print your T2202A on MyCampus).
  • U-Pass (transit pass issued by the university).

Are you an international student? Learn more about filing taxes in Canada on the International website.

Volunteer tax clinics

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) organizes volunteer tax preparation clinics each year. To find out the location of the clinics nearest you where you can get help with your tax documents and filing your tax returns, visit the CRA website. 

On-campus tax clinics

The Accounting Association runs free tax-filing clinics on campus every March. Check back for more information in January.

If you have any questions about the clinics, contact uoaataxclinic@gmail.com.

Canada Revenue Agency

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is the government body that oversees tax filing in Canada.  

Learn more by visiting the CRA website.

Professional accountants

You will want to go to an accounting firm (such as H&R Block) or visit a Chartered Professional Accountant. 

Accounting Association

The members of the Accounting Association are students at our university who are currently studying Accounting or Finance. They are available as a resource and starting point. 

Contact them at uoaataxclinics@gmail.com or uoaa.vpcommunications@gmail.com.