The Covid-19 pandemic has created a truly unprecedented situation which affects us all. Our hearts go out to anyone who had been impacted by the virus. During this time, we want to reach out and update you on how we are approaching the situation at Vowles & Associates.
Like most organizations, we are doing our best to secure the health and well-being of our employees. In an effort to support our community and reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, we are taking the following measures to keep our staff safe and you, our clients safe:
Our office hours have been reduced to 9 am to 2pm, Monday to Friday.
To maintain social distancing, there is a drop-off bin in our lobby to drop off your records. Your income tax information will be quarantined for up to 5 days before being signed in.
We encourage you to use our online portal located on our website https://vowlesassociates.ca/ to submit your income tax information to accelerate the processing of your income tax return. If you wish to set up your portal please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send an invitation and instructions to you.
When your returns are ready, we will email or call you for signing. With regards to payment, to limit contact with the debit/credit card machine, we would encourage everyone to pay by cheque or by Interac E-transfer to email@example.com.
Extended Income tax filing and payment dates
Thank you to all of the clients that have brought in their personal income tax information.
The filing deadline to file your 2019 personal income tax return has been extended to June 1, 2020 with your payment date being further extended to September 1, 2020. Due to our quarantine procedures, we need your tax information to come in sooner rather than later, even though the tax filing deadline has been extended to June 1, 2020. For those that have not brought in their personal income tax information, we strongly request you bring your information to us no later than Friday May 8, 2020.
If we receive your return after May 8, 2020, we cannot guarantee that your return will be completed by the extended deadline of June 1, 2020.
We thank you for your co-operation and patience during this unprecedented time as we work together to meet your filing deadlines.
For a complete list of income tax filing and payment dates, please visit CRA’s website located at:
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
The Government of Canada has provided a comprehensive list of support for individuals, businesses, and industry sectors.
Please contact us if you require assistance through this difficult time in applying for the various government support programs as a result of Covid-19. For a complete list of support provided by the Government of Canada, please visit the government’s website located at:
In the face of the many difficulties we are all experiencing, we would like to reassure you that Vowles & Associates remains fully committed to doing everything we can to support you through this difficult time.
Vowles & Associates
Chartered Professional Accountants