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Mar 14, 2021 – Daylight Saving Time Starts
When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, March 14, 2021, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 14, 2021, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
Can I file my tax return by phone?
Yes! Auto-file your tax return with the Canada Revenue Agency’s File my Return service! If you received an invitation from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to use our automated phone service, File my Return, you may be eligible to auto-file your return through a dedicated phone line service for free.
About File my Return
File my Return lets eligible Canadians with low or fixed income whose tax situations remain unchanged from year-to-year, auto-file their 2020 income tax and benefit return through a dedicated, automated phone service. All you need to do is provide some personal information and answer a series of short questions over the phone.
Using File my Return is free, secure, and easy to use. There are no paper forms to fill out or calculations to do. The invitation letter provides you with the information you need to use the service.
Canadians who may be eligible to use this service will receive an invitation letter in the mail with their paper tax package or in a separate envelope by mid–February 2021, but it may arrive later due to COVID-19 delivery delays.
File my Return uses the information already in the CRA’s systems, and answers provided by you, to auto-file and process your income tax and benefit return.
The File my Return service opens on Monday, February 22, 2021, at 12:00 pm, Eastern Time.
Learn more about the File my Return service at canada.ca/file-my-return or you can call the individual enquiries line at 1-800-959-8281.
There are different ways you can file your tax return
Canadians can file their income tax and benefit return using other methods, such as online with NETFILE certified tax-filing software, on paper, through a tax preparer, or with the help of a free tax preparation clinic offered through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. To find out more about local clinics, visit canada.ca/taxes-help.
Protecting you from scams and fraud
We recognize that there is a significant financial and emotional effect on victims of scams, fraud, and identity theft and we are doing our best to protect Canadians and ensure they receive the benefits to which they are entitled.
It is important to protect yourself from scams, and to know when and how the CRA might contact you.
As a fraud prevention measure you can sign up for email notifications from the CRA to receive a notification when you have new mail to view in My Account and when important personal information such as your address or direct deposit information is changed on CRA records. You can register to receive email notifications in My Account or the MyCRA or MyBenefits CRA web apps.
The scams and fraud webpage provides more information about how to protect yourself from fraud.
Canada Revenue Agency
To receive updates on what is new at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), you can:
- Like the CRA on Facebook
- Follow the CRA on Twitter – @CanRevAgency.
- Follow the CRA on LinkedIn.
- Subscribe to a CRA electronic mailing list.
- Add our RSS feeds to your feed reader.
- Watch our tax-related videos on YouTube.
It is a great time to review the contents of emergency medical and earthquake kits in your home.
Are your water and food rations currently dated? Other items like glow sticks and batteries have expiry dates. It’s a good time to make sure everything is up to date.
Did you use some of the medical supplies during the year? Now is a great time to order replacement items. Please note that WCB Level 1 First Aid Kits are required in all of the homes that are staffed.
Have there been changes in the number of people residing in your home? Do you need more or less supplies?
Have any of the people you live with changed their diets over the past year? Do you need to change the dietary foods in their earthquake kits?
If you need help with restocking your emergency medical and earthquake supplies please feel free to contact Judy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
It is a good time to review all safety procedures in the home; making sure that exit routes are clear of debris, including accessing risk factors (for example, moving items on shelves that could fall and moving heavy items to bottom shelves instead of top shelves). Are all staff are familiar with where emergency care items are stored? Please review the following information from our policy manual with the staff and individuals you support. Include staff to join on skype or zoom if you cannot meet in person so everyone is familiar with this process.
When you have completed your Earthquake Drill please record this information on Sharevision.
How to Register for First Aid:
We recommend obtaining and/or renewing your First Aid through St. John’s Ambulance with the Emergency First Aid Community Care course. If there is another course offered by a different provider, please contact Human Resources prior to enrolling to determine if it is equivalent and meets the basic requirements.
To obtain/renew through St John’s Ambulance, please call (604) 321-7242
- They above number is their main line, but they have a number of locations across the lower mainland if you would like to call a location directly: http://www.sja.ca/English/About-Us/Pages/Locations.aspx
- Register yourself for Emergency First Aid Community Care.
If an employee does not have a valid first aid certificate upon hire, the fee to obtain or renew certification is the responsibility of the employee. Future renewal fees for active employees are covered by Spectrum.
- If you are renewing your first aid, ask St. John Ambulance to invoice Spectrum Society
- Let them know Spectrum Society will be paying for your course fee.
*St. John Ambulance may request authorization from Spectrum. Email email@example.com with the date/location you want to complete the course and we will call them to confirm your registration.
First Aid is a requirement for employment as indicated in ‘Policy 4: Requirements for Employment. Below is a link to Spectrum’s First Aid policy:
For employees renewing their first aid, please ensure St. John’s Ambulance (SJA) includes the CPR pocket mask with your first aid registration. If the CPR pocket mask is not included with your registration fee, SJA requires attendees pay for this on the day of course completion; you can save your receipt and submit it to Human Resources for reimbursement.
Please email your certificate of course completion to firstname.lastname@example.org to have your file updated.
Please let Judy know if you have any questions or issues registering, by emailing email@example.com