A life-changing return on investment
The simple act of filing taxes can have a profound impact on the lives of financially vulnerable people.
Filing taxes is a gateway to accessing many other benefits, including subsidized housing and daycare, city-run programs and food banks. Yet every year, low-income community members miss out on thousands of dollars in benefits and refunds because they do not file their taxes. Through education and free tax filing, FEPS helps people out of immediate crises. It also connects people with one-on-one counselling, group workshops, online training and other services. With these supports, United Way is helping individuals achieve long-term financial goals and make lasting change in their life.
For support filing taxes, contact our core program partners at Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre and Social Planning & Research Council’s Hamilton Tax Helps.
“This tax help was a gift. I have been trying to get my back taxes done for a couple of years now and could find no one to help me. Now, I am receiving the benefits I need as a senior on a fixed income, and, I am getting a refund that will let me go visit my daughter!” – program participant.