Whether you are a practicing physician, medical learner, retired physician, or the family member of a physician, these are challenging times. The continually changing information can be hard to navigate. To help you access information about financial services and supports that are relevant to your unique circumstances, Doctors Manitoba has compiled a list of frequently updated and reliable resources.
The Canadian Medical Association has commissioned MNP, a national accounting and tax firm, to provide and regularly update a detailed analysis of current federal assistance programs and how they can be leveraged by physicians. Scroll to their “Website Dashboard” for information about how the specific federal subsidies relate to various employment structures.
MD Financial has also developed, and regularly updates, a roundup of federal support measures relevant to medical students and residents, practicing physicians, retired physicians, and family members. They also have information about specific supports developed by each province, including Manitoba.
Doctors Manitoba has developed a guide to support physicians as employers, including several FAQs about supporting employees and income stabilization.
Insurance coverage – Check in with your insurance provider. If you participate in Doctors Manitoba insurance benefits or want to know more about your options, contact us for more information.
Accounting for Bravery – The Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba (CPA Manitoba) will support frontline healthcare professionals by offering to prepare their tax returns free of charge. Note: the program will cover basic individual, spousal and dependent children’s tax returns but does not include more complex tax returns, such as those involving self-employment income or employment expenses, business or rental income and expenses, or foreign property (T1135). Individuals new to CPA services are eligible. Applications accepted until May 15, 2020.