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COVID-19 RESPONSE

To Our Valued Clients,

 

As we have seen over the recent weeks, the global spread of COVID-19 is impacting us all.  Like most, we have been carefully monitoring the progression of the virus and have been strictly following the advice of Canada's public health authorities. The health and safety of our employees and clients remains our highest priority.  As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be an extremely dynamic event, we are actively monitoring the situation to minimize the impact on all of us.  Currently, we have not experienced significant disruptions to our business operations.  We are open and are available to serve you.  We have added additional surface cleaning procedures to keep the office clean and have put in place social distancing policies.  We request that if you have been out of country within the last 14 days or you or anyone in your home have experienced any symptoms, that you refrain from coming to our office to drop off or pick up documents and packages.

 

We recommend you use one of the following methods to get your documents to us:

 

  • Email: Please PDF as many documents you can into as few files as possible.  If you work with a specific accountant, please send directly to them, otherwise please send to personaltax@dabadie.com.
  • Upload: You can safely and securely upload your documents via our website portal which is encrypted using SSL.  Please call us for the password to the upload site.  If you work with a specific accountant, please send directly to them, otherwise please send to “Personal Tax ” in the drop-down menu.
  • Delivery: Snail mail or courier.
  • Dropoff: Subject to following Canada’s public health authorities’ guidelines.

 

As individual income tax returns are completed, where practical, we will obtain electronic signatures following CRA’s guidelines, take payment by phone, and mail out completed packages.

 

Many people have asked about different measures the government is introducing to assist families and businesses. New announcements and details are being released daily.  We strongly suggest that you regularly consult the various government websites to get the latest news and updates. We recommend the Government of Canada’s resource page and the Province of British Columbia’s resource page.

 

The federal government’s summary of March 18, 2020 pandemic response package can be viewed by clicking here.

 

The tax filing deadline has been extended until June 1 for regular filers (along with other extensions for paying taxes and instalments among various other measures).  We encourage you to provide us with your tax information as soon as you are able because there are many credits and benefits that require a filed tax return such as the GSTC or the Canada Child Benefit.

 

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this difficult time and thank you for your continued support and loyalty as we navigate the upcoming weeks.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to connect with us.

 

Sincerely,

The team at d’Abadie Moody, CPA’s