This Friday, April 6, will be the last day to have your 2017 tax return filed for free by the Sprott Accounting Students’ Association (SASA). Wednesday to Friday, SASA’s Tax Clinic will be set up in the UC Atrium from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Why you should file your tax return

If you unsure of whether you should file your taxes or not, SASA notes that most students are entitled to education credits and usually receive a refund from the government. In addition, filing your taxes can maintain your eligibility for programs such as the GST/HST credit, the Canada child tax benefit and more.

In preparation for filing your taxes, we strongly recommend reading through the Canada Revenue Agency’s student page as well as their information pamphlet, Students and Income Tax.

What to bring with you

Here are some common tax documents you will want to have with you when visiting the SASA Tax Clinic:

  • SIN Card (required to file taxes)
  • T4 slips (if you work)
  • T4A slips
  • T2202 (printed from Carleton Central)
  • Donation receipts
  • Rent receipts
  • Bus passes (print the UPass receipt from Carleton Central)
  • CRA Notice of Assessment (if you filed a return last year)

About SASA

The Sprott Accounting Students’ Association (SASA) represents the accounting students of Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business. SASA’s mission is to provide opportunities for students to develop their professional, social, and academic skills, as well as to create lasting relationships within the Ottawa accounting community.