A couple of quick reminders:
Government Relief Programs
As you are likely aware, the government has been rolling out over the last two months a number of various relief programs geared towards individuals and businesses alike. What you might not be aware of, however, is that, as these programs have been activated, a number of them have had changes made to WHO might qualify for them (especially affecting students and businesses with little or no payroll).
If you have not been keeping up with the changes, and perhaps thought initially you or your business might not qualify, please check back to the CRA/Department of Finance websites to look at the revised qualification criteria.
Tax Filing Deadlines:
There are only seven business days until June 1st!
IF you have not already brought your tax information in for us to prepare (and I know the vast majority of recipients of this email will have already brought their information in), please note that the filing deadline for individual tax returns is June 1st. If you are self-employed, or your spouse is self-employed (i.e. one or both of you report income/expenses on schedule T2125 – Business/Professional Income), your filing deadline is June 15th.
If you are wanting Mercer & Mercer to prepare your returns and you have not yet brought your information in, please contact the office as soon as possible to make arrangements.
If you have had us already prepare your return but have not yet been able to come by to pick up your records, please contact the office as soon as possible to make arrangements to pick up your return.
While we continue to not have face-to-face appointments, until June 1st we are working our regular tax-season hours, including Saturday mornings. Our office and the common areas of the building continue to be cleaned and disinfected nightly, and while in the office we physically distance our selves as best as possible. We are still restricting client access to the office however access to the building is open.
On behalf of myself, and everyone here at Mercer & Mercer, thank you again for your continued patience and support, and we hope that you continue to stay healthy and safe!
Blake Mercer and the Mercer and Mercer Team
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