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  • 2018 Tax Scams
    Posted

    Last year The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was warning Canadian tax payers of an increase in telephone scams where the caller was impersonating a CRA representative. The CRA has reported, that this year reports of emails, text messages and telephone calls related to tax scams are continuing.

    Consumers are receiving emails and/or text messages indicating a refund pending from the CRA. The link directs customers to a website that looks like the actual CRA. Specific personal information is requested in order to get an email money transfer. Victims who input their personal information are subject to identity fraud (no refund is ever issued).

    A clear indication of a scammer will be if they request unusual or suspicious information from you. This information includes your credit card information – including prepaid credit cards, and your passport, health card, or driver’s license details. In addition, the CRA will never leave personal information in a voice mail message or request you to do the same.

    To verify if you are dealing with a legitimate CRA representative, request their name and identification number – some collections official may come off as forceful and aggressive, but all valid representatives will provide their identification number.

    You can then call the CRA back at their general inquires line and explain the situation. Once you provide them with the identification number and information received they will be able to authenticate the original call. Due to the high increase in fraudulent calls occurring, it is recommended that you never release the information being requested and following up with the general inquires line at the CRA at once. You can also talk with your accountant and they can provide additional guidance on your specific situation.

    In most cases, the CRA will use mail to contact consumers (not email, phone or text messages). Never provide personal information over the telephone, by text or email.

    A special note: If you are ever the victim of one of these calls, you should report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at once.

     

    This publication is produced by Andrews & Co. as an information service to clients and friends of the firm, and is not intended to substitute for competent professional advice. No action should be initiated without consulting your professional advisors

    Last year The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was warning Canadian tax payers of an increase in telephone scams where the caller was impersonating a CRA representative. The CRA has reported, that this year reports of emails, text messages and telephone calls related to tax scams are continuing.

    Consumers are receiving emails and/or text messages indicating a refund pending from the CRA. The link directs customers to a website that looks like the actual CRA. Specific personal information is requested in order to get an email money transfer. Victims who input their personal information are subject to identity fraud (no refund is ever issued).

    A clear indication of a scammer will be if they request unusual or suspicious information from you. This information includes your credit card information – including prepaid credit cards, and your passport, health card, or driver’s license details. In addition, the CRA will never leave personal information in a voice mail message or request you to do the same.

    To verify if you are dealing with a legitimate CRA representative, request their name and identification number – some collections official may come off as forceful and aggressive, but all valid representatives will provide their identification number.

    You can then call the CRA back at their general inquires line and explain the situation. Once you provide them with the identification number and information received they will be able to authenticate the original call. Due to the high increase in fraudulent calls occurring, it is recommended that you never release the information being requested and following up with the general inquires line at the CRA at once. You can also talk with your accountant and they can provide additional guidance on your specific situation.

    In most cases, the CRA will use mail to contact consumers (not email, phone or text messages). Never provide personal information over the telephone, by text or email.

    A special note: If you are ever the victim of one of these calls, you should report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at once.

     

    This publication is produced by Andrews & Co. as an information service to clients and friends of the firm, and is not intended to substitute for competent professional advice. No action should be initiated without consulting your professional advisors

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  • APRIL OFFICE HOURS
    Posted

    To better serve you our office hours have now changed for the month of April:

    Mon, Wed, Fri 8:30AM – 5:00PM

    Tues, Thurs 8:30AM – 7:00PM

    To better serve you our office hours have now changed for the month of April:

    Mon, Wed, Fri 8:30AM – 5:00PM

    Tues, Thurs 8:30AM – 7:00PM

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  • APRIL 2ND DEADLINE IS AROUND THE CORNER
    Posted

    A friendly reminder that the deadline for the following returns and reconciliations is less than one week away – Monday, April 2nd 2018:

    • T3 (RL16) slips and summary filing
    • NR4 filing information
    • Annual reconciliation form to WSIB
    • T5013 (RL15) Partnership Information Return

    A friendly reminder that the deadline for the following returns and reconciliations is less than one week away – Monday, April 2nd 2018:

    • T3 (RL16) slips and summary filing
    • NR4 filing information
    • Annual reconciliation form to WSIB
    • T5013 (RL15) Partnership Information Return
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  • Bill 148: Implementation Challenges & Strategies Seminar
    Posted

    Shanley McCrann represented Andrews & Co this past week on Wednesday, March 21st at the Emond Harnden Bill 148: Implementation Challenges and Strategies Seminar. Recently, there has been quite a few changes to Ontario’s employment and labour laws and it’s important that we all become aware of them. Thank you to Porter Heffernan and Adam Gamwell on the very informative presentation; it was a wonderful event.

    Shanley McCrann represented Andrews & Co this past week on Wednesday, March 21st at the Emond Harnden Bill 148: Implementation Challenges and Strategies Seminar. Recently, there has been quite a few changes to Ontario’s employment and labour laws and it’s important that we all become aware of them. Thank you to Porter Heffernan and Adam Gamwell on the very informative presentation; it was a wonderful event.

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  • Candy Bar
    Posted

    Kicking off busy tax season right, with an in house Candy Bar for staff!

     

    Kicking off busy tax season right, with an in house Candy Bar for staff!

     

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  • Personal Tax Return Checklist
    Posted

    Our 2017 Personal Income Tax Return Checklist is now available to download.

    • Visit our resources tab for more information

    Our 2017 Personal Income Tax Return Checklist is now available to download.

    • Visit our resources tab for more information
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  • Quarterly installment & EHT annual return deadlines
    Posted

    A friendly reminder that the following due dates and deadlines are fast approaching:

    The first quarterly personal tax installment is due on Thursday, March 15th.

    The Employer Health Tax annual return deadline is Thursday, March 15th.

    A friendly reminder that the following due dates and deadlines are fast approaching:

    The first quarterly personal tax installment is due on Thursday, March 15th.

    The Employer Health Tax annual return deadline is Thursday, March 15th.

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  • The 2018 Federal Budget
    Posted

    The 2018 Federal Budget has now officially been released.

    To find out everything you need to know about this year’s budget, visit our resources tab to download our Federal Budget Commentary

    The 2018 Federal Budget has now officially been released.

    To find out everything you need to know about this year’s budget, visit our resources tab to download our Federal Budget Commentary

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  • T4/T5 FILING DEADLINE
    Posted

    The T4/T5 filing deadline is fast approaching!

     

    A friendly reminder that the T4 (RL1), T4A (RL2), T5 (RL3) filing deadline is less than a week away (February 28th, 2018). Be sure to provide your accountant with all relevant documents to make sure that your T4s, T5s and all other slips are filed on time to avoid penalties.

    The T4/T5 filing deadline is fast approaching!

     

    A friendly reminder that the T4 (RL1), T4A (RL2), T5 (RL3) filing deadline is less than a week away (February 28th, 2018). Be sure to provide your accountant with all relevant documents to make sure that your T4s, T5s and all other slips are filed on time to avoid penalties.

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  • 2018 Tax Resource Guide
    Posted

    Download our 2018 Tax Resource Guide for general information regarding 2018 tax matters now!

    • Visit our resources tab to download

    Download our 2018 Tax Resource Guide for general information regarding 2018 tax matters now!

    • Visit our resources tab to download
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