The Manitoba government announced it will extend tax payments and filing deadlines for small and medium businesses with monthly remittances less than 10,000 dollars. The Minister did note that the department will work with businesses who are above the 10,000 dollar cap.
Manitoba Hydro announced they have discontinued all service disconnections related to overdue accounts until further notice.
If you are unable to make payments on your Manitoba Hydro account by the due date, contact them:
• email firstname.lastname@example.org,
• call 1-204-480-5900 (toll-free at 1-888-624-9376).
A credit representative will help you make a payment plan that fits your needs and will refer you to programs that they and other community partners offer.
The Manitoba government has provided a Q&A to further clarify what a state of emergency is and how it affects you and your business. It reminds Manitobans that, as authorized under The Public Health Act, the following measures will be in place for a period of 30 days (until April 18, 2020):
• Limiting public gatherings of more than 50 people at any indoor or outdoor place or premises. This includes places of worship, gatherings and family events such as weddings and funerals. This does not apply to a facility where health care or social services are provided. Retail businesses (including grocery or food stores, shopping centres, pharmacies or gas stations) must ensure separation of one to two metres between patrons assembling in the business. Public transportation facilities must also ensure that people assembling at the facility are reasonably able to maintain a separation of one to two metres from others assembling at the facility.
• Limiting hospitality premises where food or alcohol is served, any theatres offering live performances (of music, dance and other art forms) and movie theatres to 50 people or 50 per cent of the capacity of the premises, whichever is lesser. These establishments must be able to ensure social distance of one to two metres between customers.
• Immediate closures of all bingo and gaming events.
• Immediate closure of all wellness centres offering physical activities, gyms, fitness centres and athletic clubs and training facilities.
Full Q&A »