OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS)

To our valued clients,

For the health and safety of our clients, staff, and families, we have made the difficult decision to work remotely during this time of uncertainty. It is in our best interests to do our part to reduce the spread of this virus and limit our interactions with the public. Due to the nature of the coronavirus, and the ongoing encouragement from our government to practice social distancing, we will no longer be taking face-to-face meetings at this time.  Rest assured, we are still available to our clients via Skype and telephone meetings, and will continue to serve you during this time. In addition, we are encouraging all clients to pay  invoices via E-transfer. 

Please be aware that Canada Revenue Agency has extended the Personal Income Tax deadline to June 1st, 2020. Currently there has been no extension provided for Self-Employed individuals, therefore the filing deadline will still be June 15th, 2020. Furthermore, the deadline to pay all taxes has been extended to September 1st, 2020.

Some additional tips and recommendations to help you during this time:

-If you are currently using paper statements, speak with your bank or login to your online banking to switch to electronic statements. This way you can send your accountant statements electronically.

-Continue to monitor the government websites to remain up to date on any official changes or statements regarding deadlines, regulations, etc.

-The Government of Canada has put in place a number of measures to provide assistance to Canadians during this time. Look into applicable financial aids and consult your accountant to see what may apply to you. 

-Call your insurance companies to see if you can utilize any of your policies at this time such as business interruption insurance, or overhead insurance.

-Speak to your banks, landlords, and creditors about delaying your payments.

Lastly, we just want to take the time to say how much we appreciate your continued business and understanding during this time. We deeply care about the well-being of our clients. When events of this magnitude occur, we would like to remind everyone that the health and safety of you and your loved ones comes first.  We will be here for you every step of the way, to help you resume your business and get back on track.

Warmest regards,

Symmetry Accounting and Financial Solutions