CPA Manitoba COVID-19 Update

CPA Manitoba is actively monitoring the emerging and rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. 

CPA Manitoba Update
During this time of uncertainty, CPA Manitoba continues to take proactive measures to maintain services for our stakeholders as well as fulfilling our regulatory mandate. We are striving to do so while making it our priority to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. 

The following is important information for members, candidates and students. 

Visitors to CPA Manitoba 
The organization has successfully transitioned to a virtual format. Our office remains closed to visitors and we have enabled all employees to work from home until further notice.

Membership Renewal Late Fee Deadline Extended 
Membership renewal is payable by April 1, 2020 in accordance with CPA Manitoba Bylaw 612 (4). However, due to the circumstances of COVID-19, we understand that timely renewals may be challenging for some members and employers. With this in mind, the late fee deadline is extended to May 15, 2020. Renewals outstanding on May 15th are subject to a $100 plus GST late fee.

For any questions regarding membership renewal, contact membership@cpamb.ca.  

Response Alert: Due to the high volume of emails and calls during this time, there may be a delay in response from three to five business days. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Member Certificates and Public Accounting Permits 
With many members and businesses operating remotely due to COVID-19, CPA Manitoba has suspended the mailing or pick up of member certificates and public accounting or other regulated service permits.  

To verify that a member is in good standing and a firm is registered for specific public accounting services or other regulated services, the public may continue to utilize the CPA Manitoba Member Directory and Firm Directory for reference. 

For questions regarding member certificates, contact membership@cpamb.ca
For questions regarding public accounting or other regulated service permits, contact firms@cpamb.ca

Practice Inspections 
Practice inspections will be suspended until further notice. For questions or to obtain more information, contact paservices@cpamb.ca

Events
At this time, the following events have been postponed:
May 7 – Member Recognition Gala
May 13 – Digital Innovation Forum
May 19 – Practitioner Forum 
June 17 and 18 - CPA Manitoba Conference
August 19 - CPA Manitoba Foundation Golf Tournament 
October 15 & 16 - Beyond the Perimeter Conference 

                          

For up to date information on all events, visit CPAmb.ca/news-events.


Federal Government Releases Information on COVID-19 Tax Relief 
The Federal government recently announced measures in response to the COVID-19 crisis. CPA Canada continues to work with the government to clarify all tax deadlines. Learn more


2020 Provincial Budget Commentary 
The Tax Committee's submission focused on the key issues affecting Manitoba's competitiveness to attract and retain business, create opportunities for economic growth and promote a fair and efficient provincial tax regime for individuals and businesses. Read more.


Cancellation of CPA Examinations and Modules 
All April PEP examinations and the May 2020 Common Final Examination (CFE) have been cancelled. The Capstone 2 module scheduled to start on April 4, 2020 is also cancelled. As well, all in-person workshops for the Spring semester will now be delivered through an alternative format. Once those details have been determined, the CPA Western School of Business will contact all candidates and students directly to advise of the new format. If you are a CPA candidate or student with questions or concerns, please visit the CPA Western School of Business website


CPA Canada Resources 

CPA Canada COVID-19 Updates 

COVID-19:  External resources related to reporting and audit