UFile Offers Free Filing For Seniors

by Tax Guy - Burlington Accountant on February 18, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post

UFile announced that it is offering Free Friday on February 26th, 2009. If you are age 60 or over, you have the opportunity to prepare and file your income tax return online and for free.

How To Take Advantage of The Offer

  • Go to www.ufile.ca and accept the offer on February 26th.
  • Complete your tax return at any point after this date using UFile’s QuikClik interview that guides you through entering your tax information.
  • UFile’s MaxBack Refund Analyzer reviews all of your information and optimizes to ensure the best refund possible.
  • File online using NETFILE or print whenever ready.
  • There are no restrictions on having a complex return or income level

You can also take advantage of UFile’s Pension Income Splitting optimization that eliminates guesswork by splitting pension income with a spouse or common-law partner.

UFile also includes a Home Renovation Tax Credit optimization tool that will divide the credits to best fit each tax scenario.

UFile will foot the bill in the unlikely case a customer incurs any interest or penalties based on the software’s incorrect calculations.

Not over 60 Years Or Missed The Date?

UFile has graciously provided a number of vouchers for free copies UFile (a $24.95 value). To enter this contest, simply e-mail me at feedback “at” taxresource.ca and with “UFile Contest” in the subject line. It’s first come first serve!

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About The Tax Guy...

Dean Paley CGA CFP is a Burlington accountant and financial planner who services individuals and business owners locally, nationally and internationally. Dean has appeared in the National Post, Toronto Star and Metro News.

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{ 4 comments }

S.M. Daggupaty March 26, 2010 at 4:07 pm

I am a senior and missed thedate for free Ufile 2009 software.
If still available appreciateone.
Thanks,
sam

Hannah March 26, 2010 at 6:59 pm

I am wondering, how secure is the sending of one’s S.I.N., date of birth, and all the other personal tax data all in one email over the internet, in this age of identity theft? Aren’t there fake sites that can redirect you from the real site in some cases? How would you know if a software site is genuine or fake?

We used the Studio Tax software, which was one that you recommended. We decided to download it and then work offline, and print out the finished pages for mailing instead of sending electronically.

We did receive one of those scam emails mentioned in one of your articles, pretending to be from CRA, titled ‘You are eligible for a $182,50 refund’ …no decimal point! I just deleted it, but it reinforces my feeling of vulnerability about sending information in emails. If we send paper copies, we can drop them at the Gov’t building’s special mailbox in the city. Are we over-reacting about this?

Tax Guy March 29, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Hannah:

You have to know how your browser secures transmitted data. Look for the gold lock in Internet Explorer. Large companies like UFile, QuickTax, and even Studio Tax are all fine (any NETFILE certified provider is fine).

With respect to the phishing, I never respond to links I don’t know.

Maura Bout February 24, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Today is supposed to be free file Friday with UFile, I have tried all day to sign in and all I get is a message saying the web page is unavailable, what happens now?
Does anyone have any info on this. Thanks, Maura

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