UPDATE: Additional Services at OPL Branches – Starting Feb. 22


Starting Monday, February 22:

  • 25 of our 28 open branches will offer returns and holds pick up inside the branches, as well as browsing, and use of public computers.
  • Rosemount, Orléans, and Metcalfe branches will offer contactless returns and holds pick up inside the branches.
  • The Bookmobile will offer browsing of a small collection at all stops.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Mask wearing inside the branches, and outside in line, remain mandatory.

For more details, go to the OPL blog.

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Income Tax and Benefits

Image of a clock, form, calculator and keyboard, courtesy of the Canada Revenue Agency.

It's that time of year again - tax time. If you are preparing to file your taxes for 2017, remember that most individual applications should be filed by April 30, 2018. In addition to those provided by the Canada Revenue Agency, OPL has some resources that may be helpful - have a look at the list below for more information. 

For those who may need some additional support and have a modest income, free Volunteer Tax Preparation Clinics are available in Ottawa. Through these clinics, eligible individuals can have a volunteer help them through the process. Have a look at this web page on the CRA website for additional locations: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/clncs/ottawa-on-eng.html or the Community Information Centre of Ottawa's bulletin: http://www.cominfo-ottawa.org/bulletin.html - by phone, dial 2-1-1, 613-761-9076, or toll-free 1-877-761-9076 for details. Good luck! 

Income Tax and Benefits / Impôts et prestationsby Jordana_Library

Helpful resources and information on Canadian taxes and benefits. / Voici quelques ressources et renseignements sur les impôts et prestations du Canada.


CRA Videos / Vidéos du ARC

Please note that there are also videos and webinars available from the CRA, explaining taxes for Canadian immigrants in French and English: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/vdgllry/ndvdls/menu-eng.html
Certain videos, such as "New to Canada? Learn about taxes" are also available in Arabic, Cantonese, Punjabi and Spanish. See http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/nnrsdnts/ndvdls/nwcmr-eng.html for more information.
Veuillez noter que les vidéos et webinaires enregistrés qui expliquent les impôts pour nouveaux Canadiens, offerte en français et anglais, sont disponibles sur le site web de l’ARC : http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/vdgllry/ndvdls/menu-fra.html
Certaines sont également disponible en anglais, arabe, cantonais, espagnol et pendjabi, par exemple, « Nouvel arrivant au Canada? Renseignez-vous sur les impôts ». Pour en savoir plus, allez à http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/nnrsdnts/ndvdls/nwcmr-fra.html.