This program offers to support frontline healthcare professionals by offering to prepare their tax returns, free of charge.
With thousands of healthcare workers on the frontlines battling COVID-19, Zenbooks and Ontario’s CPA’s want to contribute their professional expertise in support of these individuals. The Accounting for Bravery initiative will help frontline healthcare workers prepare their 2019 tax returns, whether they are a nurse, a paramedic, a lab technician or a cleaner.
“We appreciate the bravery that frontline workers have to face this crisis head-one, and we want to do our part!”, Eric Saumure, CPA, CA, Principal at Zenbooks.
After completing a simple online form on the CPA Ontario website, eligible healthcare workers will be connected to a CPA who can receive their documentation electronically. In keeping with social distancing guidelines, there will be no face-to-face meetings.
To help as many frontline workers as possible, the program will cover simple individual, spousal and dependent children’s tax returns for any frontline healthcare workers in hospitals or nursing homes. This includes, but is not limited to nurses, paramedics, doctors, cleaning staff, PSWs, lab technicians or other health care professionals who are dealing directly with COVID-19.
This is a profession-wide initiative organized by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario with support from Zenbooks, KPMG, Deloitte, EY, PwC, BDO, Grant Thornton, MNP, and many other members.
Frontline healthcare workers are urged to visit www.cpaontario.ca\AccountingforBravery to sign up for the Accounting for Bravery initiative or to obtain additional information about the program.