Accountants step up to help healthcare workers

Davis Martindale joins Accounting for Bravery, offering free tax filing for healthcare workers

LOCAL ACCOUNTING FIRM Davis Martindale has joined an initiative spearheaded by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) to support frontline healthcare workers by offering to prepare taxes free of charge through CPA Ontario’s new program, Accounting for Bravery.

With thousands of healthcare workers on the frontlines battling COVID-19, Ontario’s CPAs 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.

“Being a part of the Accounting for Bravery program through CPA Ontario is just a small token of Davis Martindale’s appreciation for all the hard work, dedication and selflessness that frontline workers are contributing each day to support and save our community members,” said Rick Santos, managing partner at Davis Martindale. “Doing the right thing, always, is one of the core values that our team lives by, which made the decision to get involved a natural one. If we can ease even a small amount of stress during this time by completing tax returns free of charge, we are more than willing to help. We’re in this together, and we all need to do our part.”

Accountants step up to help healthcare workers  COVID-19Photo: Davis Martindale managing partner, Rick Santos

After completing a simple online form, 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.

In an effort 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 healthcare professionals who are dealing directly with COVID-19.

Frontline healthcare workers are urged to visit www.cpaontario.caAccountingforBravery to sign up for the Accounting for Bravery initiative or to obtain additional information about the program. Accountants step up to help healthcare workers  COVID-19

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