Office hours during the Holiday season
Happy Holidays! After a very demanding year we’ll be taking some time off to recharge before personal tax season starts. The office will be closed from Tuesday, December 22nd 2020 until January 4th 2021. All payrolls and government remittances will continue to be processed as normal. If you need RRSP advice or a tax estimate then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get started on it as soon as we’re back. We will be posting tax season protocols and guidelines early in January as well. Please be safe and best wishes from our office!
COVID19 – Personal Taxes Update
As per the Ontario government essential business list we are still processing income tax returns but the office is closed to the public. If you want to drop off your returns, please leave them in the dropbox beside the door and notify us via phone or email. Alternatively you can scan and email your documents to email@example.com. There will be a delay in processing due to sanitization protocols and reduced staff. The official filing deadline has been extended until June 1 2020. Office hours are currently 10am to 4pm on weekdays until this crisis passes.
Returns will be emailed where possible and mailed if you cannot receive email. Please include your email address with your returns. Payments can be made directly on our website, via Interac E-Transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org, credit card over the phone (905 563 0501) or cheque in the dropbox. We are doing electronic signatures for e-file this year so no in-person signature is necessary at this time. If you need other arrangements please call ahead but understand for both your health and ours that we need to observe proper health protocols and social distancing.
If you need assistance filing ROEs, the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy or have questions related to EI/CERB please contact Chris via email (email@example.com) or call the office.
Is the deadline extended for HST and Source Deductions?
Update: March 27 2020
As per the CRA, GST/HST Payments can now be deferred until June 30 2020. We suggest businesses attempt to stay current however, it is just a deferral and it can be difficult to make up the payments later on. Please note this deferral does not apply to Source Deductions and other regular remittances which are still due on their regular deadlines. If you cannot make payments on time please reach out to the government to work out a payment plan and at least file on time to avoid late filing fees.