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2013 Tax Tips Media Release

CGA Ontario Releases Personal Tax Planning Guide, Tax Tips for Students & More

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA Ontario) releases its annual 2012-13 Personal Tax Planning Guide, a valuable easy-to-use tax resource that offers noteworthy tax tips, major federal and provincial tax updates, details pertaining to income and expenses, tax credits and other related items.

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With more than 100,000 copies in circulation, the free 148 page tax guide assists individuals with personal tax planning and compliance, available through the offices of certified general accountants, CGA Ontario, and participating local public libraries.

Another valuable tax resource offered by CGA Ontario is the 2012-13 Tax Tips for Students tip sheet. This brochure targets post-secondary school students in Ontario, and addresses tuition fees, education credits, student loans, RRSP contributions, GST rebates, child care and more.

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Students can avoid feeling overwhelmed at tax time by utilizing a simple check-list to help them gather the right information and documentation to take to their accountant or financial advisor.

"CGA Ontario is dedicated to producing these annual tax resources," says Doug Brooks, FCGA and CEO of CGA Ontario. "It's so important to equip businesses, students and residents with comprehensive tax tools to help them understand the viable options and tax credits applicable to their unique situation."

Complimentary Tax Preparation Services - Certified general accountants in Ontario offer complimentary regional tax preparation services for low-income earners, including qualified seniors, within communities across Ontario commencing March through to April 2013. To locate a CGA in your community who can assist you with your income tax needs, call 1-800-668-1454 or visit www.cga-ontario.org/2013_TPS.aspx

About Certified General Accountants of Ontario
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 businesses and organizations with strategic insight, leadership and demonstrated abilities. In Ontario, there are more than 21,000 CGAs and approximately 8,000 students working towards their designation. www.cga-domore.org

For further information:
Amy Mulhern, Manager, Public Relations, CGA Ontario
Telephone: 416-544-4781 / 1-800-668-1454 ext. 8311 / Mobile: 416-606-5860
Email: amulhern@cga-ontario.org