GSA 2021 TAX PREPARATION SESSIONS

HOW TO USE UFILE

All Uofs graduate students being members of the GSA are also members of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). CFS has negotiated with UFile.ca to offer students free, online tax filing. UFile.ca is one of Canada's leading online tax filing services. Although the service starts at $15.95 per use, members of the Federation are provided with a code to access UFile.ca for free-year round. Students can use U File.ca to file taxes for their spouses, partners and/or dependents. The service is also available in French at impotexpert.ca. Special code offer: CFS1981

Free Tax Information Session

The Graduate Students’ Association, with support from the Canadian Federation of Students, UFile.ca, and the Canada Revenue Agency’s Saskatchewan Outreach team will be hosting two virtual Tax and Benefit information sessions. A general overview of the benefits and credits the Canada Revenue, the agency administers including the Canada Child Benefit (CCB), GST/HST Credit, and Climate Action Incentive, and some resources will be provided to graduate students to help them file their taxes.

Details:

Mar 2, 2022 10:00 AM Saskatchewan

https://usask-ca.zoom.us/j/93220207003?pwd=QkdTcXFhVjdOSi85NS9saFl4Sko0UT09

Mar 14, 2022 02:00 PM Saskatchewan

https://usask-ca.zoom.us/j/93445975628?pwd=bytpSHNxaUMramJZVTVHNCtHNnREdz09

How To Use UFile

GSA presents two free tax clinic sessions on March 18th for graduate students who have no spouse or kids and March 22nd for graduate students with spouses and kids:

GSA Tax Clinic for Graduate Students with no dependent (e.g, spouse and kids)

Time: Mar 18, 2022 04:00 PM Saskatchewan

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://usask-ca.zoom.us/j/95569990824?pwd=clpRTVE4K1EwbVdPOURHVG1IRjFYUT09

GSA Tax Clinic for Graduate Students with dependent (e.g, spouse and kids)

Time: Mar 22, 2022 04:00 PM Saskatchewan

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://usask-ca.zoom.us/j/92075618638?pwd=NlpZbHBwWGg0UmIxanRoRnBZTWZYQT09

The GSA Free Tax Session is free for all graduate students and their families provided they meet the following criteria: 

  • They are not self-employed and have no employment expenses. 
  • They have no rental income. 
  • They have no capital gains or losses to report. 
  • They have not filed for bankruptcy. 
  • They are not filing on behalf of a deceased person. 
  • They have an income LESS than $50,000. 

All graduate students are invited to participate in these sessions.

Graduate students attending the GSA Sessions are encouraged to bring all necessary documents (T4, T4As, T2202a and any other tax forms for the taxation year) with them. 

As members of the Canadian Federation of Students, all graduate students get free access to UFile.ca to help with their tax filing needs. 

How to File

To file for free, members must:

  1. Sign in to a new or existing UFile account for the current tax year
  2. Enter tuition fees and months at school (must file T2202a)
  3. Locate the “Special Offer” form in UFile’s left-hand navigation
  4. Enter the special offer code: CFS1981

(note: entering the code CFS1981 at check-out will not discount the tax file, the student must enter the code in the Special Offer section.)

Please visit http://www.ufile.ca/tips-and-tools/file-for-free for more information and to begin filing! 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the VP Finance and Operations at gsa.fin@usask.ca.