The CPA Alberta Tax Clinic Program is looking for volunteers. In 2019, from March 12 to April 18, tax clinics will be held in co-operation with seniors’ homes, community centres, and other not-for-profit agencies. The Tax Clinic Program mission is to help low-income Albertans complete their tax returns for free. CPAs, CPA candidates and students* are invited to volunteer for a number of available positions. If you or someone you know might be interested, please complete the online application form.
Note: If you are not a member of CPA Alberta, you will need to create an account before registering. Need help creating an account?
Tax Clinic Mentor for Students
Post-secondary students on accounting Co-op work terms and those enrolled in an accounting stream are eligible to volunteer, provided they have a qualified professional accountant to accompany them at a Tax Clinic. Unfortunately, quite often these students do not know a CPA and, therefore, cannot volunteer. By pairing Tax Clinic mentors with a student, we can utilize these volunteers. Mentors are expected to assist students in preparing personal income tax forms and answer any questions they might have on-site. Mentors will not be expected to complete the tax return, but rather guide the student. Individuals interested in volunteering as a mentor must be a CPA and have a minimum of three years of tax clinic experience.
*A CPA must be present to supervise any post-secondary student volunteers at a clinic.