TORONTO, ON, February 16, 2010 — The Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA Ontario) has published a collection of valuable tax resources for businesses and communities across Ontario to ensure people have access to tools and information that will help prepare them for the imminent 2009-10 tax season. Some of the key resources include:
2009-10 Personal Tax Planning Guide
This booklet was designed to assist with tax planning and compliance, reaching out to small business owners, parents, students, seniors, parents, and more. It offers noteworthy quick reference tax tips, major federal and provincial changes, tax credits and planning, investing, along with other key information helpful to everyone in preparing and completing their annual income tax. http://www.cga-ontario.org/assets/file/PTP09.pdf
2009-10 Tax Tips for Students
An informative brochure offering essential knowledge and tax tips for post-secondary school students in Ontario ranging from tuition fees and education credits to student loans, RRSP contributions, GST rebates, child care and more. http://www.cga-ontario.org/assets/file/CGA_TaxTipsforStudents_2009.pdf
Harmonized Sales Tax in Canada Guide Booklet
A booklet detailing how businesses can prepare for HST, the implementation, the application of HST, the transitional rules, and general background on the HST by province. All supportive HST resources have been bundled into an HST information tool kit for Ontario businesses. http://www.cga-ontario.org/assets/file/HST.pdf
Note: All tax resources can be viewed or ordered in print online; copies of the Personal Tax Planning Guide can also be sourced through participating public libraries.
“Our goal is to support communities across Ontario in their personal tax planning,” says Doug Brooks, FCGA and CEO of CGA Ontario. “People need informative tools to help them better understand their options. Completing your income tax doesn’t have to be a daunting task with the right tools in place and with the guidance of a trusted certified general accountant.”
Certified general accountants will offer free regional tax preparation services for seniors and low-income earners within communities across Ontario throughout February, March and April 2010. Visit www.cga-ontario.org to learn more.
To locate a certified general accountant in your community who can assist you with your income tax needs, call 1-800-668-1454 or visit www.cga-ontario.org/applications/accountantreferral.
Certified general accountants see more than numbers. CGA Ontario is a self-governing body that grants the exclusive rights to the CGA designation, and controls the professional standards, conduct and discipline of its members and students in the province of Ontario. Certified general accountants (CGAs) are committed to meeting the needs of their businesses and organizations with strategic insight, leadership and demonstrated abilities. In Ontario, there are more than 19,000 CGAs and approximately 8,000 students working towards their designation.
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For more information: Amy Mulhern, Manager, Public Relations, CGA Ontario
Telephone: 416-544-4781 / 1-800-668-1454 ext. 8311