Protect your records from weather emergencies

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Emergency Preparedness Week [May 6-12, 2018] is the ideal time to take a proactive stance - not only in protecting your family, business and property in case of an emergency – but in protecting your records against weather-related calamities with these simple steps:

  • Take extra precautions when storing your books and records if you live in an area prone to wildfires or floods
  • Keep a back-up of your electronic records in a secure off-site location as an added precaution
  • Register for direct deposit to avoid missing payments in the mail

If you have had the misfortune of having your property damaged by weather related events, before embarking on any construction or renovation make sure you get a written and signed contract. This can protect you against poor workmanship or the risk of liability if an injury takes place on your property.

The Canada Revenue Agency’s taxpayer relief provisions apply in situations where taxpayers or businesses are unable to file a tax return and/or make payments on time because of circumstances beyond their control, such as tornadoes, flooding, landslides, hurricanes, forest fires as well as human made disasters. For information on all types of taxpayer relief requests, go to canada.ca/taxpayer-relief.

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