COVID-19

Our office is open to the public during normal business hours starting May 11, 2020. Please be mindful of physical distancing when in and around our office. If you see that clients are already in the office, please wait in the common area outside our office. If possible, please let us know when you will be coming to our offices to we can have your documents ready for pickup/signing to limit physical contact.


Clients can continue to drop off documents through our mail slot.


Alternatively, you can send documents electronically to your normal contact at our firm. We will continue to offer to send documents electronically for signing if you are comfortable with this method of communication.


Brock and Robert are available by email and will check phone messages daily. Otherwise, please email the general account (office@graphitegroupcpa.com) and your message will be forwarded to the appropriate person.


Links to economic measures


Disclaimer: Check these resources frequently as the details of and programs available are subject to change daily.


Here is a link to a good summary published by the Government of B.C., which contains information on provincial and federal measures.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/employment-business-and-economic-development/business-management/small-business/covid-19_small_business_supports.pdf


Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (the 75%)

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/wage-subsidy.html 


Temporary Wage Subsidy (the 10%)

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update/frequently-asked-questions-wage-subsidy-small-businesses.html 


Canada Emergency Business Account ($40,000 loan)

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#businesses 

More information is available from your financial institution, who are administering the program on behalf of federal government.


The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has extended filing and payment deadlines. Check their website for details about the deadlines and other measures at https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency.html.


Information on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) for individuals can be found here:  https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/covid19-individuals.html#new_canada_emergency_response_benefit 


Last updated May 9, 2020

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