The summer and fall of 2020 promise to be challenging for performing artists due to the coronavirus pandemic. While the government has put in place the Canadian Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB), these benefits can’t be accessed unless you’ve already filed your 2018 income tax return.

The Government will provide a one-time special payment on April 9, 2020 doubling the maximum annual GST/HST credit payment amounts for the 2019-20 benefit year – but only if the 2018 return has been filed.

They will also be doubling payments made as part of the Ontario Trillium Benefit. These amounts will be paid automatically if you filed (or when you file) your 2018 income tax return and qualify for the credit and/or benefit.

To continue your credit/benefits beyond June CRA recommends you file your 2019 tax return no later than June 1, 2020.

To help out, Personal Tax Advisors is offering an unprecedented offer for performing artists who need to file their 2018 or their 2019 returns. For performing artists struggling to make ends meet in this difficult time, we are offering tax preparation for either tax year for $199+HST.

The service includes your employment and self-employment tax preparation, GST/HST preparation and filing if required, and 12 months of phone support.

This represents nearly half off our regular price for these services.

We’ve never offered anything like this before…but we’ve never seen times like these before either.

As with all our appointments at this time, all returns will be completed via our Remote Filing process, in which in-person appointments are replaced by phone and email contact only. Learn more about our Remote Filing process here.

To take advantage of this offer, contact us today and mention the promo code Performers2020.

Remember that your 2019 return is still due on June 15 if you have self-employment income, the government has not extended this particular deadline.

This offer is valid until May 28, 2020 or until our capacity is full. We cannot guarantee you a spot, so please book today.