For more than 15 years, the NDG Community Council has offered free tax services to the NDG residents. Tax clinics are usually held in the months of March and April. Schedules are available in February of each year. Individual service, on an appointment, can also be offered throughout the year. If you need more information, do not hesitate to contact us.

NDG Tax clinics volunteers training


Dear residents,
The COVID19 situation doesn't allow us to provide in person tax support at the moment. However, we are still doing our best to help you! Contact us either through email at taxndg@ndg.ca or leave a phone message at 514 484 1471 and a member of our team will contact you to discuss the various possibilities. Please note that we may not be able to complete all the declarations of the residents who contact us and that the eligibility criterias (see below) remain the same.


Every year, through the month of March, we offer the occasion for residents to learn how to complete their simple tax declaration on their own. If you would like to participate to this free workshop, please contact us for more information at taxndg@ndg.ca 

NDG Tax clinics volunteers training


The NDG Community Council is looking for volunteers for the 2021 free tax clinics all over NDG. We need up to 50 volunteers to help low-income residents of NDG prepare their tax returns free of charge at clinics across the neighborhood in March and April 2021. Once again, we will keep offering the service all year and you might also have the opportunity to keep volunteering for the rest of the year. The Council offers a full training to volunteers but, if you already have experience, it is great! You must be fluent either in French or in English, be comfortable working on a computer and available to participate in at least 2 tax clinics (flexible schedule to be sent later).
You think you could be a good volunteer for the tax clinics? You want to have more information? Please let us know by email at taxndg@ndg.ca and we will contact you back with details on how to register! REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE BEFORE FEBRUARY 7th 2021 to be approved for the tax season.


Free Tax clinics in NDG


1) You live in NDG and
2) You are not self-employed and
3) You had a modest income:
  • Single person: income less than $25,000
  • Couple: combined income less than $30,000
  • Income from investments less than $1,000
  • **Add 2000$ for each dependant


To have your tax returns completed, you will need the following documents depending on your personnel situation. Through the year, keep all documents together; you will avoid stress when tax season comes. You will also be able to claim all credits and possibly get a bigger reimbursement!


  • Employee: T4, RL-1
  • Employment Insurance receiver, T4E(Q), RQAP T4E, RL6
  • Workers Compensation benefits,  or social assistance(welfare):T5007, RL- 5 
  • Student: T2202A, RL- 8 (from school, college, university) , RL1 T4A (Loans and bursaries), Bank statement (interests paid on student loan)
  • Parents with Children: Parental benefits T4E (Q), RL-6, RL24 or receipt from daycare or school, RL-24 from school or/and camp, RL30 (subsidized daycare), RL19 (advanced payments), Receipt for any sports activities or art amount fees
  • Retired Person: T4A (OAS), T4A(P), Rl-2, Optional (T4RIF ) or/and T4RS
  • Medical expenses, homecare and caregiver expenses (pharmacy, dentist, optometrist, etc)
  • Seniors (70 +): Monthly rent for apartment, Home cleaning, Snow removal, Meals on Wheels, etc.
  • Tenants: RL31 (ask your landlord for it in February every year) If you live in a subsidized apartment, you will NOT be receiving a RL31.
  • Notice of Assessment from previous year (Québec and Canada)



Many NDG organizations offer free tax clinics for many years.
The NDG Community Council, the Senior’s Citizens Council, the Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi, the CSSS Cavendish and the Forward House, in partnership with the Community Volunteer Program, offers free tax services to their clients, or to all NDG residents. In 2011, the Council joined all organizations offering tax services for modest income residents to create the NDG Tax Coalition. The mandate of the Coalition is to coordinate services and share resources to better serve the community. The Council is engage to pursue with the Coalition and to recruit new partners.

NDG Community Council, NDG Senior Citizens Council, Carrefour Jeunesse Emplois NDG, NDG Food Depot , CSSS Cavendish, Forward House

Your organization wants to host a tax clinic?

The needs for tax preparation services in NDG always exceed the available spaces in the existing clinics. Every year, clinics are full and families must be send in organisations our of our neighborhood. If your organization wishes to propose a tax clinic, resources are available to you. The Community Volunteer Program was created to support those needs.

If you organise a tax clinic, you will work autonomously regarding the logistic of your days of consultations, the appointment management (or no-appointment service) and the greeting of your clients. Tax services works with the help of volunteers. You will be responsible to recruit your volunteers and offer an appropriate training. The Volunteer Program offers training material and many other useful information to organise a clinic.

Visit http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/volunteer/  for all necessary information. You can also communicate with the Tax coordinator at the NDG Community Council for more support. 

Tax Clinics in NDG


Each year we serve 300-600 tax returns. Participants: 50-70 volunteers, 8-10 organizations, 7-8 locations
In spring 2019, in collaboration with the NDG Tax Coalition, the Council had the opportunity to provide free tax clinics across the neighbourhood.

The Council partnered with the Depot, Walkley Centre, Westhaven Centre, St Raymond Center, Sherbrooke Forest, Habitation Tango and Benny Library to host tax clinics and serve residents close to home, making the tax season a little bit easier.

A total of 559 tax returns were completed and submitted through the 10+ clinics. One ‘Do it yourself’ workshop was also organised in partnership with Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi for residents to learn how to complete their own tax returns online.

The Council was supported throughout by 70 extraordinary volunteers who did amazing work. The Council trained the volunteers through short training sessions (16 offered), in both French and English, allowing all our volunteers to develop new capacities and serve the clinics. This program, therefore, serviced not only the residents but also the volunteers - many of whom were new immigrants seeking to gain work experience and self-confidence.




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