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volunteer, Jerry (left) sits with laptop to prepare income tax with church pastor Danette Woods (right)

Free Tax Clinics Relieve Stress and Boost Income for Struggling Canadians


With one in 10 Canadians living in poverty, tax season can be a stressful time. For people such as Carole and her son, Troy, The Salvation Army’s free income tax clinics not only encourage low-income individuals and families to fill out their taxes, but the process can help to improve many difficult situations.

“Carole has a number of physical health concerns and Troy, her adult son, suffers with mental health issues,” says Captain Danette Woods in Saint John, N.B. “Without this […]

Salvation Army Edmonton Free Income Tax Clinics Benefit Low-Income Individuals and Families

Salvation Army Free Income Tax Clinics Benefit Low-Income Individuals and Families


It’s income tax time and, for people with low-incomes, the cost to complete the forms is one more thing to worry about. With one in 10 Canadians living in poverty, The Salvation Army offers a number of free income-tax clinics which, in partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency, ease financial burdens and, sometimes, put more money into the pockets of people who need it most.

Matt Saunders, a chartered accountant, has volunteered at The Salvation Army’s tax clinic in Oshawa, Ont., […]

Salvation Army Peterborough helps low-income families prepare tax returns

Salvation Army Helps Low-Income Families and Individuals Prepare Their Tax Returns


It’s income tax time and The Salvation Army is offering no-cost income tax assistance to low income individuals and families.

“The cost of filing an income tax return can be overwhelming for people who are hurting financially,” says Joanne Minaker, executive director for The Salvation Army’s community services in Peterborough, Ont. “For example, what a single person on social assistance would pay an accountant or tax clinic to prepare their return could buy them two weeks’ worth of groceries.”

Across the country, […]