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Top 5 Tax Return Services in Toronto

According to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), 59% who filed taxes this year coursed it through authorised service providers and discounters. The rest opted to file taxes on their own directly to the CRA. 

Hiring an expert in tax returns will give you peace of mind, knowing there won’t be any mistakes in your tax filing. It will also save you a lot of headache and stress on the day of filing. 

Just for you, we’ve rounded up and rated the top tax return services in Toronto in this article.

How much does tax return service cost in Toronto?

The tax return service fee is based on the complexity of your taxes and the expertise of your provider. In Canada, you can expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $300 for a tax return.

To give you a more concrete idea of how much you’ll need to set aside for this service, below are the average fees for each type of tax return:

ServiceFee
Tax Return (single)$85
Tax Return (couple)$145
Self-Employed Return$155
Rental Income Return$155
T2 Corporate Return$450
GST Return$105
Prior-year tax return adjustment or correcting additional tax slips$45

How we selected the top tax return services in Toronto

Here are the criteria that we used to find the best tax return services in Toronto:

Use of Software  – We chose companies that offer its own software where customers can upload documents for review. Also, if they don’t have their own software, they help clients set up and help them navigate available accounting software.
Range of Services – The tax return companies can do this service to both individuals and corporations. Other related services are also offered like bookkeeping, setting up a business, and business consultancy.  
Service Fees – We chose companies whose fees clients found reasonable and affordable. It is a plus if the fees are published on their website. 
Client Servicing – Given that tax filing season can be stressful, we chose companies whose staff are known for their friendly and helpful disposition.

1. Softron Tax – Yonge & Adelaide location

Softron Tax homepage
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Services

Personal Tax Services

Corporate Tax Services

Estate Planning and Death Taxes

US and Overseas Taxes

Taxes on Sale of Property

Websitehttps://www.softrontax.com/
Address127 Yonge St Unit 201, Toronto, ON M5C 1W4, Canada
Contact details416-943-9333

[email protected]

Operating hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10 am - 6 pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 10 am- 6 pm

Friday- Sunday: Closed

Criteria Rating
Use of Software★★★★★ (5/5)
Range of Services★★★★★ (5/5)
Service Fees★★★★☆ (4/5)
Client Servicing★★★★★ (5/5)

For the past 40 years, Softron Tax has been helping Canadians with their personal, corporate and Trust Tax Returns. Its team of tax experts is quick and accurate, which clients appreciate as working on their tax return will not take too much of their time.

What is worth mentioning is the online convenience in filing taxes when clients download the Softron application. This allows clients to upload their documents and it will be analysed to find tax deductions and credits and Softron will file your tax return.

Added to this, clients can also the TaxTron, a personal tax program that is easy to use with a video guide. You can use this software to fill up tax forms and file them on your own in just 10 minutes. 

If you are in a hurry, do note that Softron has 7 offices around Toronto manned by friendly staff who can do fast and efficient tax service. 

What is commendable also is the company’s commitment to providing accurate tax filing through its safe system with double-checking errors in tax returns. It’s also good to know that they will reimburse clients for any charges incurred due to their own errors.

We also like its Fast Cash Refund calculator on the website, which calculates the instant refund on tax returns that clients can already use instead of waiting for a refund from the government.

It also runs a blog that provides updates on changes in tax rules, processes, and other tax-related issues.  Tax courses are also offered to further help clients understand tax filing.

While some find them pricier than other providers, clients still appreciate the staff’s excellent service as they bear most of the hard work for the customer. 

Pros

  • 40 years of tax-related experience
  • Different tax filing options
  • Uses tax software to file personal tax
  • Blog providing tax news and updates
  • Offers tax courses
  • Quick and accurate tax experts
  • Refunds clients for errors the firm makes in tax filing
  • Offers instant cash refunds on tax returns

Cons

  • Difficult to schedule an appointment during busy tax season
  • Fee is pricier than other filing agents

Customer Reviews

Helpful with clients not familiar with filing taxes

“This was my first time filing my taxes with the company, Sumy Lima made the whole process smooth. She is very polite, professional, and knowledgeable in what she does. I will definitely recommend softron tax to anyone looking for assistance in filing their taxes.” – Francisco

Smooth tax filing process

“Sumy Lima is an excellent professional. This was my first time filing my taxes and I think it was really stressful for me because I did not have any experience with this process. However, Sumy made the whole process smooth. She is very friendly and well knowledgeable in what she does. I am strongly recommend Softron tax to anyone looking for assistance in filling their taxes and especially that ask for Sumy Lima tax services.” – Maria

2. Harbourfront Tax & Bookkeeping

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Personal Tax Returns

Corporate Tax Returns

Bookkeeping

Websitehttps://harbourfronttax.com/
Address16 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5E 2A1
Contact details416-792-7918

[email protected]

Operating hoursMonday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Criteria Rating
Use of Software★★★★☆ (4/5)
Range of Services★★★★★ (5/5)
Service Fees★★★★★ (5/5)
Client Servicing★★★★☆ (4/5)

Harbourfront Tax & Bookkeeping is run by a pair of experts in personal tax preparations and bookkeeping needs. Their knowledge and experiences in the tax process are much appreciated by clients because they are thorough and make the process easy. 

What we appreciate also is the way the clients feel confident they are getting the support needed. Not only are they prompt in their responses but they also explain concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. 

We hear that they also make tax filing for clients less stressful as they put all the supporting documents in order earlier than the deadline. 

Its fixed pricing model also is a welcome help for clients as they are not charged based on the number of slips submitted or by the number of hours of service rendered. 

With the use of Intuit Quickbooks, the accountants help clients set up their accounting and bookkeeping needs and do monthly tax work for them. Small business owners have appreciated this as it allows them to just concentrate on their day-to-day operations. 

They may not have added services like a blog, but clients still found the staff helpful in ensuring there are no delays in tax filing. In addition, clients have gained a greater understanding of the tax documentation because of the calm and reassuring way they discuss the details. 

We hear though that sometimes the team can be unprofessional with their response to clients. But, overall, clients have said it was a pleasure to work with Harbourfront as they do an amazing job in handling tax concerns of corporate and personal clients. 

Pros

  • Fixed price model
  • Transparency in service fees
  • Tax returns are filed accurately for erratic income streams
  • Quick response to queries
  • Assist in setting up bookkeeping software service

Cons

  • Small team
  • Some concerns on unprofessionalism

Customer Reviews

Responsive and thorough service

“My wife and I were blown away by the service that Mariette provided for our tax filing. She was responsive, thorough and made our life easy! Highly recommend to friends, family and clients.

Thank you Mariette and Michael for all that you do!!” – Nick

Exception experience

“Mariette and Michael have been handling my taxes for three years, and every time the experience is exceptional. They are friendly, attentive and very knowledgable. As an actor, my tax process differs year to year, and it involves aspects that aren’t common – Mariette always knows exactly what to do. I highly recommend Harbourfront Tax & Bookkeeping.” – Bec

3. St. Lawrence Tax & Accounting

St. Lawrence Tax homepage
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Services

Tax Related Issues

Bookkeeping 

Accounting

Payroll

Company Formation

Tax Appeals

Websitehttps://sites.google.com/view/stlawrencetaxtoronto/home
Address248 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5A 4J6
Contact details647-393-3535

[email protected]

Operating hoursMonday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
Criteria Rating
Use of Software★★★★☆ (4/5)
Range of Services★★★★★ (5/5)
Service Fees★★★★★ (5/5)
Client Servicing★★★★★ (5/5)

St. Lawrence Tax & Accounting was recognised in 2021 as one of the most popular accounting and tax services in Toronto. 

Through its 15 years of experience, St. Lawrence clients continue to have their filing of tax returns done with this firm because of its attention to detail and affordable service. Clients’ loyalty is also proof of the trustworthiness and professionalism of the owner, Masudur Laksar.

Clients who have found this firm in discussion groups online are thankful they contracted the service of Masudur.  He has done a great job in resolving complicated tax issues with his knowledge and expertise.

We have learned also that dealing with Masudur, clients feel confident and comfortable as he is easy to reach and gives good advice. 

Furthermore,  Masudur provides the skills and reliability in delivering services compared to big tax return companies.  A client’s lackluster experience with a previous accountant was redeemed by Masadur´s being able to resolve the issues efficiently. 

Clients have been relieved that Masadur is prompt in answering the client’s concerns. His accommodation of last-minute clients is noteworthy as he was able to clearly explain  assessments and paid the necessary tax on time.

As the years go by, his service has not deteriorated. He continues to provide explanations every step of the way and makes it easy for clients to do their tax returns filing. 

Pros

  • 15 years of work experience
  • Affordable fees
  • Trustworthy and professional owner
  • Owner is easy to reach and gives good advice
  • Familiarity with complex tax issues
  • Reliable in delivering services vs. big tax return companies

Cons

  • Private practice –  may be able to take on limited clients only

Customer Reviews

Professional and knowledgeable

“Great service. I had fell behind quite a bit on my taxes and was worried that I would owe a significant amount. They made me feel at ease and I ended up with a refund rather than owing. Was very pleased with the professionalism and knowledge I received. Will definately use their services again.” – Jamie

Worth every penny

“Masudur is your man. He really knows what he’s doing. I did my corporate taxes with him this year. Super humble, considerate, and takes his time to understand the ins and outs of your gross income, transactions, expenses etc.. For someone as oblivious as I am about corporate taxes (or any form of tax for that matter…), he guided me through it, worth every penny really. I’ll be doing my personal and corporate taxes with him moving forward.” – Amin

4. GRAM Tax & Accounting

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Services

Bookkeeping

Corporate Accounting and Tax Returns

Accounting Systems Setup

Payroll Setup and Support

Websitehttps://gramtaxaccounting.com/
Address330 Bay St. Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2S8
Contact details416-786-6500

[email protected]

Operating hours

Monday - Friday: 9 am - 7 pm

Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm

Sunday: Closed

Criteria Rating
Use of Software★★★★★ (5/5)
Range of Services★★★★★ (5/5)
Service Fees★★★★★ (5/5)
Client Servicing★★★★☆ (4/5)

GRAM Tax & Accounting focuses on helping small business owners with their accounting and bookkeeping needs. Its Cloud-based bookkeeping service has especially made it convenient for clients to do this on their own and anywhere they are.

Clients who have contacted the services of GRAM have witnessed the dedication of its team. They are always ready to answer clients’ questions and the support given is year-round. 

Coupled with this, its level of expertise makes them stand out among the small firms. They give sound advice on tax as well as financial planning which are helpful especially to entrepreneurs who are not familiar with this side of running a business.

To take off the worry from clients on the cost of Grams, services, it offers fixed pricing.

Clients who find the tax process challenging will appreciate that the staff takes their time in breaking down and explaining the ins and outs of taxation. The team seems to always figure out even the last-minute details.

Furthermore, we are glad that the team goes out of their way to help new entrepreneurs in the growing pains of setting up their businesses. 

Gram´s team is available to give support to any stage of your business. They offer business consultations and train clients on how to use its accounting and bookkeeping system. 

In addition, clients get customized reports about their businesses. We appreciate this as it has helped clients to make effective business decisions because their books are in order and they are on top of their finances. 

It also offers cloud bookkeeping services to clients who want to be hands-on. Gram provides the training and supports these clients need and they will still file tax returns. 

Pros

  • Caters to small businesses
  • Initial meeting can be booked on the website
  • Blog on tax-related information
  • Offers cloud bookkeeping service
  • Fixed service fees
  • Customised services

Cons

  • Lean team

Customer Reviews

Reliable and responsive CPA

“I’ve been working with Rukie and Gram LLP for almost 2 years now and I have nothing but good things to say about my experience. I’ve had a few different accountants in the past, and I was always very frustrated by their lack of responsiveness and communication. I always felt I had to chase my past accountants down to find out what’s going on with my taxes. Working with Rukie has been an absolute pleasure. He has always been very professional, responsive, and reliable. As a small business owner I have enough on my plate, so it’s important for me to have a reliable and responsive CPA.” – Kash

Efficient in getting tax refunds

“Gram Tax & Accounting were efficient, personable and asked all the right questions about my personal situation to maximize my tax refund. I moved during the tax year and had no idea that my expenses were deductible – they got me a much bigger return than I expected. I highly recommend them!!” – Frances

5. Ontario Tax Services

Ontario Tax Services homepage
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Services

Personal Tax

Corporate Tax

UBER-Lyft Tax

GST-HST

CRA Audit Assistance

Accounting

Bookkeeping

Payroll

Company Formation

Business Setup

Websitehttps://ontariotaxaccounting.ca/
Address2300 Lawrence Ave E #3, Toronto, ON M1P 2R
Contact details416-901-0500

[email protected]

Operating hours

Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm

Friday: 10 am - 12:00 pm / 3:30 pm - 6 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm

Sunday: Closed

Criteria Rating
Use of Software★★★★☆ (4/5)
Range of Services★★★★★ (5/5)
Service Fees★★★★☆ (4/5)
Client Servicing★★★★★ (5/5)

Ontario Tax Services caters to individuals’ and businesses’ accounting and tax filing requirements. From simple to complex tax issues, this firm can handle them in an efficient and professional manner. 

Amazing customer service is what has made clients continue taking its service for years.  For one, clients were surprised to find the staff was very efficient and quick as it took less than an hour to file for a handful of people.

For individuals having questions about taxation, they may avail themselves of the 15-minute free tax consultation.

While for businesses, it offers a free consultation for 30 minutes. And for small businesses, they will be your guide as they can do one-on-one coaching on running your day-to-day operations. 

There were instances where clients are entitled to a cash refund but cannot wait for when the government to give it. If you file your taxes through this firm, it can help you get an instant cash refund. 

Furthermore, we also found out that senior citizens and full-time students can avail of discounts on basic tax preparations and filing. 

The staff also are very helpful with clients’ concerns on tax filing. Clients are thankful for they are generous in giving advice and making them feel at ease when tax preparations become stressful.

Clients appreciate also how Ontario´s price on simple tax preparation and filing services is $49 for one slip and charges $5 for each additional slip. This is reasonable compared to other firms where clients had to pay 10 times for the same service.

Also, the company provides online meetings via ZOOM for filing tax returns within the comfort of your home. This is a welcome convenience and proof of how they think of ways to give more personalised service. 

Pros

  • Can handle different levels of accounting and tax complexities
  • Zoom-ready for remote filing of taxes
  • Reasonable pricing
  • Free consultations

Cons

  • Limited amount of time for free consultations
  • Charges additional $5 for each tax slip added to filing

Customer Reviews

Excellent customer service

“I highly recommended anybody looking to do their taxes to give this place a call. Extremely polite and professional and they make you feel at ease with what can be a very stressfully process. This is the only place I will do my taxes from now on and YOU should too!! Thanks guys!!” – Rodrigue

Expert and professional 

“Excellent expert relating to all taxes services in Canada under 1 roof with highly qualified IT professionals. I really thank you and appreciate Mr. Asim for helping me ups and downs of my Canadian taxes submission in this pandemic. I must recommend to all of my colleagues for appreciating your consultancy. Regards. Dr. Muhammad” – PakCan

FAQs on Tax Return


That wraps it up for our review of the best tax return services in Toronto! Hopefully, you’ve found a provider to try for your next tax return.

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