Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, we are taking some extra measures here at Leakey & Lewicki Ltd. to ensure the health and safety of our clients and staff.
As of March 18th, 2020 the Canadian tax filing deadline for all taxpayers has been extended to June 1, 2020, and the tax payment deadline has been extended to August 31, 2020.
We are remaining open for business, however our office front will be closed to the public as of 4:30 pm on Friday March 20th. Until that time we are requesting that clients limit their visits to our office if at all possible. We ask anyone who has returned from travel outside of Canada to follow government protocol and self-isolate for a 14-day period to minimize the risk of spread. In addition, anyone who is feeling ill or may have a compromised immune system is asked to stay home and take advantage of the alternative arrangements presented below.
Although the Canadian tax filing deadline has been extended, we strongly encourage clients to submit their tax documents as soon as possible. We encourage clients to submit documents to us by scanning and emailing your accountant or Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Should clients not be able to email their documents, please drop them off in our after-hours drop box in the front of our office. We will be emptying the drop box regularly during this time. Any clients requiring a meeting are asked to schedule a phone call.
For signing Canadian tax documents, we are able to accept scanned and faxed signature pages (but not electronic signatures). Unfortunately, all US tax returns require original signatures. We can make arrangements to mail you any US documents that require signature.
If the above drop-off or signing options are not available to you, please contact our office to make alternative arrangements.
We are continually monitoring the situation and will make adjustments as the situation develops. Please be assured we are committed to ensuring the tax-filing deadlines for all of our clients are met as well as protecting the health and safety of our clients and staff.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you for your understanding.
Leakey & Lewicki Ltd.
Chartered Professional Accountants