Who We Are
The UBC Tax Assistance Clinic for Students (TACS) is a non-profit student-run initiative whose goal is to educate and assist students and low-income individuals in filing their Canadian tax returns through our tax clinic that operates from late February to the end of March of each year. The TACS experience allows volunteers to learn and apply their knowledge about the Canadian Tax System, while giving back to the community.
In addition to our clinic, which is the main focus of our organization, UBC TACS also organizes a number of events throughout the year. We strive to offer students who are interested in tax networking opportunities to connect with industry professionals. We also seek to make our services more accessible by offering convenient tax filing tutorials in large group formats at student residences across the UBC campus. Please visit our events page for more information.
What We Accomplished
Since UBC TACS was founded in 2002, we have constantly expanded our services to meet the growing demands of our community. In 2013, we were awarded the “Best Events and Programs Award” by the Alma Mater Society at UBC. This past year, with the help of our 160 volunteers, we were able to assist more than 2600 low-income clients in preparing their returns. We were also able to increase the number of tax workshops held this year to a total of five workshops and successfully attracted over 150 students to attend.