Karen McCrimmon

Your member of parliament for


Karen McCrimmon

Your member of parliament for



Tax Preparation Clinic

I will be hosting free income tax preparation clinics at various locations in Kanata, Fitzroy Harbour, and Constance Bay.

Need a hand to prepare your tax return?

Volunteers can help you prepare your income tax and benefit return if you have modest income (below $35,000) and a simple tax situation (see eligibility requirements below).


To register for an appointment, click the button below:


Once registered, our constituency office will contact you to schedule a time slot for your appointment. Please note that walk-ins cannot be accommodated.



To find out if you are eligible for our free tax preparation services, see the requirements below:

To qualify, you must have modest income and a simple tax situation.

Your total household/family income must also be less than the amount shown in the chart below:

Total Household Income Calculator
Source: Canada Revenue Agency
Family size Total household income
1 person $35,000
2 persons $45,000
3 persons $47,500
4 persons $50,000
5 persons $52,500
more than 5 persons $52,500 plus $2,500 for each additional person


Simple Tax Situation

In general, your tax situation is simple if you have no income or if your income comes from the following sources:

  • Employment
  • Pension
  • Benefits such as Canada Pension Plan, disability, employment insurance, social assistance
  • Registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs)
  • Support payments
  • Scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or grants
  • Interest (under $1,000)

Your tax situation does not qualify if you:

  • Are self-employed or have employment expenses
  • Have business income and expenses (unless income is in box 048 on a T4A slip and less than $1,000 with no related expenses)
  • Have rental income and expenses
  • Have interest income over $1,000
  • Have capital gains or losses
  • File for bankruptcy
  • Completing a tax return for a deceased person