April 10, 2014
At the HEC Montréal 2014 Clinique d’impôts (Tax Fair), held from April 4 to 6, no fewer than 1,600 tax returns were completed by 350 student volunteers, to help newcomers and low-income taxpayers.
The free event, with journalist and producer François Bugingo acting as spokesperson, was a great success. It not only allowed the School’s students to acquire some targeted tax knowledge, but also provided valuable assistance for the Montreal community.
The tax clinic, organized in co-operation with the Société de relations d’affaires (SRA) de HEC Montréal, Revenu Québec and the Canada Revenue Agency, was open only to individuals with incomes of less than $25,000 and families with household incomes of less than $30,000.
Esther St-Louis and Mai-Loan Légaré (project managers, Clinique d’impôts), Paméla Waked (treasurer, Executive Committee, SRA), Julie-Anne Larose (president, Executive Committee, SRA), François Bugingo (spokesperson), Marie-Christine Gascon and Élyse Lamoureux (project managers), Samuel Labelle (vice-president, networking activities group, Executive Committee, SRA), David Blanchette (collaborator). Missing from the photo: Marilyne Lavallée (project manager).