10 Free Tax Clinics in Markham to Help You File Your Return

February marks the start of Tax Season, which means that it's time to file your taxes for the previous year! Tax filing can be a strenuous and stressful process, especially if it's your first time filing taxes in Canada. Did you know that there are many government-approved tax clinics in Markham that can help you file your taxes for free? Each year, local non-profit organizations open volunteer-run tax clinics through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program to help eligible individuals submit their returns. Eligibility criteria includes individuals with modest income, adults 65 years old and older, persons with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples, newcomers, students, and housing-insecure individuals.

We have compiled a list of free tax clinics in Markham and York Region that can help you file your taxes if you are eligible. As an added bonus, the volunteers filing your taxes speak a number of different languages to help answer your questions.

1. The Cross-Cultural Community Services Association (TCSSA)

Location: 3636 Steeles Avenue E., Unit 213A

Contact: To book an appointment, please contact Sue Chan at 905-948-1617 ext. 119 or email schan@tccsa.org

Languages: English

2. Centre for Immigrant & Community Services (CICS)

Location: 7220 Kennedy Rd

Contact: To book, please contact Shirley Lin at 905-479-7926

Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

3. ME & Lau Family Foundation with Community Living York South 

Location: This free tax clinic is located at 5694 Highway 7, unit 13 in the Sherwood Plaza

Contact: To book at appointment, contact Crysta Lau at 905-294-4971 ext. 267 or email clau@communitylivingyorksouth.ca

Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

4. 105 Gibson Centre

Location: 105 Gibson Drive

Contact: To book an appointment, please contact Judy Cheung 905-946-8787 Ext. 168 or email taxclinic@105gibson.com

Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

5. Community Family Services of Ontario (CFSO)

Location: 5665 14th Avenue

Contact: Please contact the settlement team at 416-979-8299 ext. 2 to book an appointment

Languages: English, Cantonese, Farsi, Hindi, Kurdish, Mandarin, Punjabi, Tagalog, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

6. Welcome Centre Markham North 

Location: 8400 Woodbine Avenue Unit 102

Contact: To book, please contact Laurentino Uscanga at 289-846-3645 or email laurentino.uscanga@welcomecentre.ca

Languages: English, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian

7. Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR)

Location: 9325 Yonge St. & Virtual

Contact: To book, please contact Helen Samimy at 289-842-3183 or email hsamimy@ccsyr.org

Languages: English, Arabic, Farsi, Russian, Ukranian

8. Taiwanese Canadian Community Service Association

Location: Unit 312, 3636 Steeles Avenue East

Contact: To book, please contact David Yang at treasurer@tcatoronto.org

Languages: English, Mandarin

9. OneHub Growth

Location: Unit 1, 205 Torbay Road

Contact: To book, please contact Sann Chan at 905-946-8898 ext. 3 or email freetaxclinic@onehubgrowth.com

Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

10. Parya Trillium Foundation 

Location: 344 John Street

Contact: To book, please contact 905-764-0202 ext. 108