Is this your first time filing taxes in Canada, or do you have questions about the filing process? We know that taxes can be complicated, especially for our international postdocs who are learning a new tax system in Canada! To support you, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) has organized a tax seminar and clinic to provide tax information and resources for postdocs.

Check out the opportunities below to learn more about how we can support you. Registration for the 2024 seminar is now open. Keep an eye out in the Postdoc e-news to register for the tax clinics that will follow this event.

Income tax seminar for postdocs

Did you know the 2024 deadline for when tax returns are due to the Canada Revenue Agency is April 30, 2024? Attend our income tax seminar for postdocs, which will provide an overview of the Canadian income tax return submission process to support you in filing your taxes. The seminar is facilitated by Robert Sproule, who has been the Accountant at the GSA-UW for over 20 years.

The 2024 income tax seminar will be held in-person on Friday, March 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All attendees are invited to join us for a free lunch following the seminar. Registration is now open.

Those who are unable to attend the in-person seminar are invited to view the recording from last year's virtual tax clinic below, along with notes from Robert Sproule regarding updated dates. 

Income tax clinics for postdocs

Do you have questions, or need individual support filing your taxes this year? Connect with Robert Sproule, a retired faculty member from the School of Accounting and Finance, for a personal 15-minute consultation regarding your tax return. These consultations may take place in-person on campus or via telephone. 

Attendees must have attended or watched the income tax seminar for postdocs in order to participate in a tax clinic. 

The 2024 tax clinics are scheduled for Thursday, April 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Monday, April 22 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Registration for these will open soon!

Additional resources

Visit the Canada Revenue Agency website for more information about tax laws and procedures. 

There are also online services available to help you file your income tax return more easily: