2018 Tax Clinic Program Wrap-up

2018 Tax Clinic Program Wrap-up

Each year Alberta CPAs, candidates, and students volunteer to help low-income Albertans complete their tax returns free of charge. The CPA Alberta Tax Clinic Program holds clinics in Edmonton, Calgary, and other communities in co-operation with seniors’ homes, community centres, and other not-for-profit agencies. The 2018 clinics wrapped up last month, with volunteers completing more than 4,300 returns!

Here are some highlights of this year’s CPA Alberta’s Tax Clinic Program:

2018 Tax Clinic Statistics
 Calgary  Edmonton  Other Centres  Total  Increase from 2017
 Number of Volunteers  248  197  79  524  0%
 Number of Organizations  64  58  12  134  -1%
 Number of Clinics  128  149  20  297  4%
 Number of Returns Completed  1823  2086  458  4367  6%

CPA Alberta Tax Clinic Challenge

The Tax Clinic program also allows volunteers to combine their philanthropic spirit with their competitive edge and join the 2018 CPA Alberta Tax Clinic Challenge. The challenge encourages CPAs from all employment sectors to compete with their fellow professionals to see who can attend the most clinics. The best part is the more clinics attended equals the more help received by those in need.

Congratulations to the winners from this year’s challenge:

Individual Category Winners: 
Annette Bos CPA, CA
Barbara Eglauer CPA, CMA
Ademola Ajidagba CPA, CMA
Corporate Category Winning Organization
CPA Firm, 150+ KPMG
CPA Firm, 25+ BDO Canada
CPA Firm, less than 25 Donnelly & Co.
Industry TMG (The Mortgage Group)
Public Sector Alberta Health Services
Small Sole Practitioner Tammie Belanger Professional Corporation

We look forward to seeing all volunteers, organizations, and clients again next year, as the profession once again uses its collective expertise to help those in need!

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  • We held a tax clinic in Fort St. John in March and did about 75 and I did another dozen or so for the Seniors’ Care Centre residents

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