March 23, 2020

Update as of March 23, 2020

As your accountants and trusted advisors, we greatly value our relationship with you and want to assure you that we will continue to service the needs of all of our clients.

CRA recently announced that the tax filing deadline for personal tax returns has been extended to June 1, 2020, and the payment of any taxes owing has been extended to September 1, 2020.

The extended deadlines have provided much needed relief in these difficult and trying times.  As always, we will endeavour to meet all filing deadlines since we recognize that some of our clients will be receiving refunds as well as qualifying for other Government assistance based on the filing of their 2019 tax returns. It is our intention, where possible, to complete all personal returns by April 30, 2020.

While some of our staff members elected to work from home last week, and those who were in the office took extra care to maintain social distancing and proper hand hygiene, we have now decided that the responsible thing to do is to close our offices until further notice.   

While the physical office will be closed, we have infrastructure in place which will allow our staff to work remotely. As such, we will be carrying on business as close to normally as possible and are available as always to assist our clients, particularly in this challenging time as we all continue to deal with the impact of COVID-19. 

We encourage all clients to send your tax slips and all supporting tax documents to us electronically, by scanning and uploading to our secure portal. The portal is fast, safe and secure, and a particularly important tool to have in reducing the spread of COVID-19. This is our preferred delivery method. Packages sent electronically will be processed more quickly than those sent as paper packages. 

While we encourage you to communicate with us primarily by email, we do have remote telephone access and will return your call. We just ask you to be patient with us.

We are confident in our ability to keep providing exceptional service, while ensuring the health of our team and our clients.

On behalf of the entire firm, we wish our clients and friends all the best during this challenging and precedent setting times, and thank you for your ongoing support, assistance and understanding.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Malcolm Weinstein        905-738-3884 x 231         malcolm@wrcafirm.ca

Elliott Raisin                     905-738-3884 x 218         elliott@wrcafirm.ca