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Ottawa Public Library to help residents with tax benefit and credit questions

A series of free clinics will let residents know about benefits and credits to which they are entitled, including valuable information on benefits and credit entitlements for older adults, people experiencing disabilities, newcomers to Canada, and more.
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The Ottawa Public Library, in partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency, is offering 'Tax Benefits and Credits: Info Clinics' -- a series of nine helpful and informative workshops on tax-related topics. 

A bilingual outreach officer from the CRA will lead the clinics. Eight sessions will be in English and one in French, but customers are welcome to ask questions in the official language of their choice. 

The clinics will let people know about benefits and credits to which they are entitled, including valuable information on benefits and credit entitlements for older adults, people experiencing disabilities, newcomers to Canada, and more. 

Each session includes a question period where individuals can ask more specifically about benefits that may apply to them.

Please find the list of Tax Benefits and Credits: Info Clinics below. The library recommends registering for the sessions, but drop-ins are welcome. 

List of clinics:

- Saturday, January 19, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., North Gloucester branch
- Monday, January 21, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Alta Vista branch
- Tuesday, January 22, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Greenboro branch
- Tuesday, January 22, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nepean Centrepointe branch
- Wednesday, January 23, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Osgoode branch
- Wednesday, January 23, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Stittsville branch
- Thursday, January 24, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Centennial branch
- Thursday, January 24, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Blackburn Hamlet branch
- Saturday, January 26, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., St-Laurent Branch (In French)

The OPL adds that it will soon host free tax clinics at some of its branches through the CRA's Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. Check the OPL or CRA website in February and March for details on those.




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