COVID-19 - Remote Audit Services

APRIL 6, 2020

In light of public health official and government measures regarding COVID-19, we have made plans internally to perform our assurance engagements remotely for the foreseeable future. With March 31 year ends quickly approaching, please review this information bulletin for your reference. Please note while the bulletin refers to “audits”, the content can be applied to “review” engagements as well.

COVID-19 - 75 Percent Wage Subsidy Update

APRIL 2, 2020

Yesterday, Bill Morneau, Finance Minister, released further details concerning the wage subsidy grant. He indicated that companies will be required to reapply for the subsidy each month and the 30 percent eligibility requirement will be determined based on year-over-year revenue from the corresponding month from 2019. He also confirmed that the 75 percent wage subsidy will be available for Canadian businesses that have experienced a 30 percent decline in revenue due to COVID-19. The revenue decline will be assessed based on gross revenue and employers will be required to attest that they are doing “everything they can” to pay the remaining 25 percent of employee wages.

 

COVID-19 Tax Update including Wage Subsidy and CERB

APRIL 1, 2020

Effective today, Fort Group remains open as an essential business under Section 67 of The Public Health Act. In complying with the new orders, we will be restricting in-person meetings unless necessary and abiding by the two metre guidelines for required meetings as well as drop offs. We will also be quarantining documents being dropped off so there may be delays in the preparation of your personal tax return.

Over the past week, the Federal Government has announced a number of measures aimed at aiding individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19. We are still waiting on details and legislation to be passed on a number of these measures.

COVID-19 Update: Benefits Available

MARCH 26, 2020

Yesterday the government passed legislation regarding previously announced measures, which resulted in more details becoming available.

Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers

MARCH 25, 2020

One of the recent measures the Federal Government announced as part of their economic measures last week was a Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers. Eligible companies, charities and non-profits are able to receive a 10% subsidy on wages for employees. The maximum that can be received is $25,000 per company over the next 3 months with a maximum of $1,375 per employee.

Key Points of Canada's Economic Response to COVID-19

MARCH 21, 2020

Navigating the changes and updates right now can be difficult. Click on the link below to see key points of the economic update announced by the Government of Canada on March 18, 2020.

Canada's Economic Response Plan - Key Points

COVID-19 - Update on Changes to Taxpayers 

MARCH 19, 2020

Update No 2 for website and SM

Our Response to COVID - 19

MARCH 17, 2020

Please see below for Fort Group's response to the COVID-19 Virus.

 COVID 19 Letter

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