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September 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update

We are here to help you!

We understand that this is a difficult time for so many, and we are trying our best to help you in any way we can. We know that many of you have questions about government programs, need payroll processed for employees, or are looking to get your tax refunds as quickly as you can. Our goal is to keep operating, however possible, while at the same time doing our best to protect our team, our clients, and our community.

Here is how we are continuing to operate at this time:

We are all working full-time and ready to assist with your accounting and tax needs. Many of the staff are working remotely from home, but a few are still in the office, well distanced from each other. Personal tax returns, both Canadian and US, have extended deadlines, but these extensions are beginning to approach quickly. Our goal is to have your tax returns ready well in advance of these deadlines.

We STRONGLY encourage you to share your documents with us digitally. These are the ways we can accept them.
- Password protected documents sent by email
- Our online portal
- Google Drive
- Dropbox
- One Drive

If you are absolutely unable to send documents digitally, you may drop off your physical documents at our Burlington office weekdays between 9am and 5pm. We have set up a bin for you into which you are to place your documents. We then pick the documents up as soon as you leave. You will not be able to speak with anyone at that time.  For our Waterdown office, there is a slot through the door for drop off.

For now, we will only be delivering your tax returns electronically when they are complete. We will send your tax returns securely and discuss them with you by phone or video meeting.

Although we continue to keep our doors closed to the public, we are just a phone call or email away.

We hope that you and your families are safe and well.

Sincerely,


BLR, LLP

 

Please also click here for a summary of changes that the pandemic has caused to tax deadlines.

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to BLR, LLP Chartered Professional Accountants.  We want you to enjoy where your financial journey can take you, working with us along the way.  We deliver the highest quality results, while building an organization with our clients’ satisfaction at the centre of everything we do.  We’re a different kind of accounting firm because we believe numbers can be personal.