Time frame: 60 min Audience: Newcomers to Canada who want to understand the Canadian tax system. Learning objectives for participants: understand why there are taxes, how the Canadian tax system works, and how Canadians’ taxes are used learn what taxes need to be paid, and how to pay them learn how to reduce taxes, and how to gain benefits today and in the future learn how to file a tax return and what happens once you’ve filed Outline: why we pay taxes overview of the Canadian tax system Canada Revenue Agency – what it is and what it does where our tax dollars go who pays taxes what is taxed – Canadian and foreign why file a tax return eligible benefits that are received available deductions and credits preparing and filing tax returns what happens after a tax return is filed enrolling in the CRA “My Account” for online filing and communications good tax practices seek good/professional advice understand tax avoidance vs. tax evasion resources Q&A Learning materials: Document Organizer Worksheet Sample Paystub Sample T4 Sample Notice of Assessment My Account – Your personalized CRA account cra-arc.gc.ca/myaccount CRA’s Fairness and Taxpayer Bill of Rights cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/frnss/menu-eng.html Questions? For answers to your questions, please email us. Want a session in your area? We will provide a CPA volunteer to lead the session with a prepared presentation, activities, handouts and worksheets. Note: If more than one session is needed, please fill out a second form and submit. Request guidelines: 12 weeks’ notice is needed to set up a session. Requests must be submitted by the request deadline. If more than five sessions are needed, please contact us directly. For more information, visit setting up a financial literacy session.