COVID-19 Update #10 – Filing Deadline Coming Quickly

A few quick updates: The province is starting to relax some of the travel/business restrictions that have been in place for the last number of weeks to help stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus. While we certainly look forward to the day when things will be fully opened-up, we continue to operate on [...]

By |2020-07-28T19:50:28+00:00May 7th, 2020|COVID 19 Update|0 Comments

COVID-19 Update #9 – Tax Preparation and the new CEWS

A few quick updates: While the Province of Ontario state of emergency continues for a few more weeks, we are continuing to accept and prepare tax returns, albeit with some modified intake and pickup protocols. The June 1st, 2020 filing deadline will very quickly be upon us. If you would like us to prepare [...]

By |2020-07-28T19:47:38+00:00April 22nd, 2020|COVID 19 Update|0 Comments

COVID-19 Update #8 – Government Relief Programs

To our clients, As you are likely aware over the last few weeks the federal government has made announcements concerning a number of different financial relief programs, they are in the process of rolling out. This update will attempt to summarize and provide links to some of the main programs affecting individuals and businesses. [...]

By |2020-07-28T19:47:43+00:00April 9th, 2020|COVID 19 Update|0 Comments

COVID-19 Update #7 – Operations Update at Mercer & Mercer

To our clients, As you are likely aware, since the initial State of Emergency was declared last week in the Province of Ontario, the offices of Mercer & Mercer have been closed. We have however continued to work remotely to assist clients in preparing their tax returns and answer questions related to various Government [...]

By |2020-07-28T19:41:20+00:00April 3rd, 2020|COVID 19 Update|0 Comments

COVID-19 Update #6

To our clients, A quick note from the home-office! Yesterday both the Prime Minister and Premier made additional announcements regarding financial supports for Canadian businesses and individuals. Without getting into the details there have been enhancements to previously announced programs, widening of “qualifying” individuals for programs and some new stuff as well. Below are [...]

By |2020-07-28T19:31:50+00:00March 26th, 2020|COVID 19 Update|0 Comments

COVID-19 Update #5 – Office Closure

To our clients, As many of you are undoubtedly aware, Monday March 23rdPremiere Ford called for a two-week shutdown of all non-essential businesses and asked for those who could, to work from home. The government provided a list of what businesses are considered essential. It was an extensive list that included, amongst others, accountants. [...]

By |2020-07-28T19:43:29+00:00March 26th, 2020|COVID 19 Update|0 Comments

COVID-19 Update #3

To our clients, As you may be aware, earlier today the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance announced some additional measures related to supports for individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Of particular note for tax season: The filing deadline for regular tax returns has been extended to Monday June 1st, 2020. [...]

By |2020-07-28T19:23:51+00:00March 19th, 2020|COVID 19 Update|0 Comments

COVID-19 Update #2

To our clients, As you are all aware, COVID-19 appears to be an imminent threat to the population at large and more specifically those over 65 and those with pre-existing immunodeficiency or respiratory issues. At tax time, a number of our clients fall into these more “at-risk” categories. After consulting with my staff and [...]

By |2020-07-28T23:01:50+00:00March 17th, 2020|Archives, COVID 19 Update|0 Comments

COVID-19 and your tax returns

Our country and communities are currently facing an issue of enormous scale and human impact, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). At Mercer and Mercer, our priority is to keep clients and staff healthy and informed. We are monitoring updates from Public [...]

By |2020-07-28T19:08:27+00:00March 1st, 2020|COVID 19 Update|0 Comments