Leckie & Associates, LLP is a professional accounting firm specializing in audit and assurance, accounting, tax, valuation and advisory services to large and small enterprises, non-profit organizations and individuals.
We are committed to our people, helping them grow and develop into the professionals to whom our firm's 33 years of success is attributable. Leckie & Associates invests heavily in education, training and professional development and provides its team with industry leading information technology.
We operate a paperless office with the latest hardware and software being implemented and utilized to increase productivity and reduce the environmental impact of our work.
Emergency Response Benefit & Wage Subsidy
If you do not have a CRA My Account and will be eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, we highly recommend you register for the My Account. You'll need to have your most recent personal income tax return available to answer a question from CRA at the initial set-up.
See link: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html
The actual application process is set to open Monday, April 6th and has set specific days based on the month you were born as your best day to apply. January, February or March apply Mondays; April, May or June apply Tuesdays; July, August or September apply Wednesdays; and October, November or December apply Thursdays. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are open to all applications.
Canada Revenue Agency has updated the wording on the Temporary Wage Subsidy of 10% (maximum of $1375 per employee up to a total maximum of $25,000) to include more eligible employers including partnerships and individuals. If you don't qualify for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy , which is the 75% wage subsidy, you can still claim the 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy.
See link: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update/frequently-asked-questions-wage-subsidy-small-businesses.html
Eligible employers will be able to access the 75% Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy by applying through a Canada Revenue Agency online portal. More details on how to apply will follow soon.
See link: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/covid19-businesses.html#wage_subsidies
For the health and safety of our staff, clients and the general public we have put the following measures in place. Individuals are only allowed into the entrance way outside our main office door where we have placed a table with pens and envelopes and a "drop off box" for clients to drop their personal income tax source documents into. Clients will be phoned about their tax returns within a few days. Please respect social distancing when in the entrance way.
We also encourage the use of our online "portal" account on our website as you can scan and upload your tax slips, medical, RRSP's, donations, etc. in there as well.
As always, you are free to call or email our staff or partners if you have any questions pertaining to your personal tax returns or other financial needs.
Please see our blog page for a summary of the Federal and Provincial COVID-19 response measures along with the related links.
A Message to Our Clients on COVID-19
With recent events unfolding regarding COVID-19, we wanted to reach out to say that Leckie & Associates is here to help you. We want to make sure filing your taxes is easy, convenient and that we are available to you.
Technology today allows you to scan documents using your phone and upload them to our secure portal from the comfort and convenience of your home. If you don't have a portal account, you can register by clicking on our portal link.
Currently our offices are open Monday to Friday 8am-5pm for drop off and pickup. We are encouraging phone appointments to cut down the traffic in our office. Partners are still available to meet but by appointment only.
We want to assure you that we've taken numerous precautions to keep our offices clean and our clients and staff safe, including deeper cleanings and alcohol-based sanitizers available. We will continue to monitor and follow provincial and federal health agencies recommendations. Office hours and meeting availability may change accordingly.
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has announced new programs today, which include:
- The extension of the personal tax filing deadlines to June 1, 2020 along with new support programs and tax payment deferrals available to individuals.
- If you expect to receive benefits under the GSTC or Canada Child Benefits, CRA encourages you not to delay the filing of your return to ensure your entitlements for the 2020-21 fiscal year are properly determined.
- Additional support programs and tax payment deferrals to support Canadian businesses facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Link for more details: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html
Your well being and the safety of our staff is top of mind.
See the Blog page for more news.