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United Way supports tax clinics with venture grant

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The United Way is supporting an income tax service that helps ensure low-income residents receive government benefits.

The clinics, run by the Inn of the Good Shepherd, are getting a $28,000 venture grant, used to help new and innovative programs.

For the 2017 tax year, the Inn’s clinics helped e-file more than 2,900 returns for that year and prior tax years, generating $10.4 million in income for those households.

Even people on fixed incomes, pensions and social assistance must file tax returns so the government can determine the amount of benefits to pay out.

The Inn offers nine clinics, including five in Sarnia, which are staffed largely by volunteers and Lambton College placement students.


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