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The DCBA Tax Clinic is a free tax preparation service organized by student volunteers.


Held over a two-month stretch (March and April), it is free to all Douglas College students and the general public (within certain income restrictions). 


We are CRA certified and trained by professional accountants. In 2019, students were trained by staff from MNP, where our team processed over 1700 tax returns.

NOTE: Due to the COVID19 pandemic, we will be performing the tax clinic through Zoom, to ensure the safety of both volunteers and of clients.



  • Completion of ACCT 3370 (Income Tax I), with a minimum of C+. Exceptions can be made if proof of relevant job experience is presented. 

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or hold permanent residence status.  International students are eligible but must have a work permit valid until 2020 and a valid SIN number.

  • Income tax records with Canada Revenue Agency must be fully complete and up-to-date. No outstanding years where income tax was not filed.

  • Candidate must not have a criminal record.

  • 4 hours of availability per week from March to April.

  • Must have a webcam or equivalent to be able to interact with clients virtually.

  • Must have a private area to prepare the client's tax return and to uphold confidentiality.


  • Invaluable experience. You will be filing taxes for real people who bring unique challenges.

  • Training from professional accountants.

  • Boost your customer service and problem solving skills.

  • Volunteer certificate provided by Canada Revenue Agency.

  • A highly-valued experience by accounting firms.

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