Where can I receive help or find resources?
Student Union Volunteer Tax Clinic typically runs February to March on-campus. This program provides free support for students who meet eligibility requirements. Appointments can fill up quickly. Learn more.
Free tax clinics: Many community volunteer income tax programs host free tax clinics around Calgary to help eligible residents submit their tax return. You can find a list of free clinics near you and what documents to bring with you on the CRA website.
Community organizations also host free workshops on taxes:
Your bank my provide tax support as a free or paid service. Ask about any services provided (and mention that you're a student, in case discounted rates apply).
There are private companies that can help you file your taxes either in-person or through online software programs for a fee. Examples include H&R Block, UFile, and TurboTax.
- Using UFile online (free student code is CFS1981). Note: UFile may not be an option for international students filing for the first time.
You should be cautious if you receive a phone call, email, text message, or letter that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) if they:
- request your personal information (like your SIN, credit card number, bank account information, or passport number) or
- use threatening or coercive language to scare you into sending money
These are scams and you shouldn't respond or provide any of your personal information.
Learn more on the CRA website
Visit the CRA website to learn more about:
- what to expect when the CRA contacts you
- examples of scam communication (calls, emails, texts)
- how to report a scam
- what to do if you're scammed