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Ontario Tech Free Tax Clinic

Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, Ontario Tech University Commerce students are hosting free tax clinics where student volunteers file tax returns for eligible individuals during the month of March.

These tax clinics will be offered by appointment only and will be delivered either in-person or virtually.

  • In person: a volunteer will complete your tax return at the scheduled time, following local public health advice and measures
  • Virtual: a volunteer will complete your tax return at a scheduled time by videoconference or phone

For more information on the Ontario Tech University Tax clinic; please complete the following form and a member of our team will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Senior Tax Clinic

The Senior tax clinic will be held in person Thursdays and Saturday throughout the month of March.

Family Tax Clinic

The Family Tax clinic will be held Thursdays from 6-9PM and Saturday's 1-4PM throughout the month of March.
Register for Senior Tax program

Register for Senior Tax program

Register for Family Tax program

Register for Family Tax program

  • About the program

    Each semester, fourth-year Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) students preparing to graduate participate in the Capstone program. Top-level students are matched with a host organization to help them develop strategies and recommendations to solve a physical, hands-on business issue. Students gain real-world learning experience, while clients have, at their disposal and competitive advantage, a selection of students with skills and knowledge relevant to core business growth.

    Capstone students operate in teams, gaining exposure to outside organizations and their operations, and networking opportunities to apply learned project-management tools and techniques. Students work through a project management framework directed by a PMI Certified Project Manager (PMP).

  • Eligibility

    In order to be eligible for the CVITP, individuals must have a modest income and a simple tax situation.

    Simple Tax situation:

    In general, a tax situation is simple if an individual has no income or if their income comes from these sources:

    • employment 
    • pension 
    • benefits, such as Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, disability insurance, employment insurance, and social assistance
    • Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)
    • support payments
    • scholarships, fellowships, bursaries, or grants
    • interest (under $1,000)
  • Modest Income

    The following table provides a guideline to determine if an individual is eligible for the CVITP. In general, a modest income means the total family income is less than the amount shown in the chart below, based on the size of the family.

    Suggested Income Levels
    Family Size
    Total Family Income
    1 person $35,000
    2 people $45,000
    3 people $47,500
    4 people $50,000
    5 people $52,500
    More than 5 people $52,500, plus $2,500 for each additional person

    *Family size includes an individual, or a couple, and their dependants. 

  • FBIT Faculty and Staff

    Amanda McEachern Gaudet
    Assistant Teaching Professor, Experiential Learning
    Growing up Amanda McEachern Gaudet always wanted to make an impact in people's lives and believes she has found her calling as an educator where she can help her students reach their potential.  She joined FBIT in 2019 after spending 15 years in Supply Chain Management in the automotive and aerospace industries. She earned her BCom and MBA from UOIT.

    Christine Miller
    Capstone and Internship Coordinator, Experiential Learning 
    Christine Miller joined the Faculty of Business and IT in 2021. Christine has a background in Business Administration and Human Resource Management.  Prior to joining FBIT, Christine worked in the not-for-profit industry providing employment services to a variety of individuals seeking job, training, and education opportunities. 

    You can contact Christine with any questions at 905-721-8668 x:3780