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From Return to Refund: Free Library Workshops Take the Uncertainty Out of Tax Season

City services | March 29, 2021

April is tax season. Mississauga Library, in partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency, is here to ease some of the uncertainty caused by tax season with free online tax workshops. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic raises additional questions surrounding taxes, including how to file if you received COVID-19 emergency benefits, such as the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), or how to claim home office expenses. The library strives to provide opportunities for education and empowerment through programs that reflect the needs and interests of Mississauga residents. This includes helping residents understand their taxes following a year that has caused financial uncertainty for many.

Whether you’re a retiree, newcomer to Canada or someone in need of a tax refresher, the library is offering workshops on a range of topics, including how the Canadian tax system works, how to file your tax return and ways to protect yourself from tax scams.

All online tax workshops are free with registration.

Online Tax Workshops

What:
Free, online workshops on tax basics, presented by the Canada Revenue Agency in partnership with the library.

Who:

  • Mississauga residents
  • Newcomers to Canada
  • Retirees and older adults
  • Business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Young adults and students
  • First-time tax filers
  • Youth interested in Canada’s tax system
  • Anyone interested in a refresher on how to file their taxes and avoid tax scams

Tax Workshops and Dates:

Tax Basics for Retirees April 7
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Register Learn about benefits and credits, options for paying your taxes and ways to protect yourself from tax scams. (Ages 55+)
Doing your Taxes April 8
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Register Discover how to gather your information and complete your return so you can get the benefits and credits you’re entitled to. This workshop is for first-time tax filers and anyone who needs an introduction or refresher. (Ages 13 and up)
Tax Basics for Newcomers April 13
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Register Learn how the Canadian tax system works, how to report income and how to get the credits and benefits you’re entitled to in your first years in Canada. (Ages 13 and up)
Scams! April 15
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Register Don’t get scammed. Learn what you should know and what the Canada Revenue Agency will never ask you for. (Ages 13 and up)

 

Visit mississaugalibrary.ca/taxes for more information about the library’s online tax workshops.

The library offers a variety of free, online programs that provide residents with opportunities to discover, learn and explore new topics and areas of interest. Through Active Mississauga, the library also offers programs and resources for newcomers to Canada, individuals on the job hunt, those looking to join in on social activities and conversation circles and more.

To see all of the programs offered by the library, visit mississaugalibrary.ca/programs.

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Media Contact:
Megan Schabla
Communications Co-ordinator
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 8537
megan.schabla@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151