All items tagged with: tax evasion

CRA Tax Jurisprudence and Convictions: Remain Above Board

Posted: April 16, 2019 By : Tammy Sigurdur
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, Canada Revenue Agency, tax evasion, jurisprudence, tax crime, tax scandal

The CRA has received increased funding in the March 19, 2019 budget to crack down on offenders. This includes delinquent professional tax preparers or those who intentionally or inadvertently offer services to clients who circumvent tax laws. The CRA does not take this lightly: not filing tax returns correctly can lead to a jail term, fines, or both. Consider the following cautionary tales of grief with the CRA as an incentive to file above board. 

Tax Filing Delinquency: 8 Reasons to Catch Up Before Year-End

Posted: October 30, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, CRA, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, Essential Tax Facts, tax evasion, tax penalties, overdue taxes, tax deliquency, late tax filing, overdue tax returns

It pays to file outstanding tax returns before year end, not only to recover refunds that CRA may still owe you, but also to avoid paying penalties and interest that would be charged for gross negligence or in some cases, tax evasion. But also, when you don’t file on time, you miss out on important tax planning opportunities that may end for you on December 31. Here are 8 important reasons to review your return before year-end.

What Do You Do If You’re Audited by the CRA?

Posted: October 03, 2017 By : John Tucciarone, CPA, CMA
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, tax avoidance, income tax act, Evelyn Jacks, tax evasion, taxpayer bill of rights, criminal code, Excise Tax Act, tax deductions, tax education, business expenses, CRA audit, audited by the CRA, audit process, tax laws, Canadian businesses, individual tax returns, income tax returns, income tax audit, tax write-offs, home office deductions, rental properties, tax issues, John Tucciarone, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

The Canada Revenue Agency completed nearly 112,000 audits during fiscal 2016-17, according to a government report on recent efforts to crack down on tax cheats. If you or your clients are chosen for an audit, there are a few best practices that can help you through the process.

Nine in 10 Business and Financial Pros Oppose Morneau’s Tax Proposals

Posted: September 01, 2017 By : Tamar Satov
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Federal Government, Financial Advisor, taxation, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax evasion, Small Business, Canadian economy, financial education, tax preparer, tax reform, proprietorship, financial planner, wealth manager, proposed tax changes, tax regulation, tax regime, Canadian small business, private business, business owners, tax in Canada, standards of living

Accountants, bookkeepers, financial advisors and business leaders are joining the chorus of dissent against Ottawa’s proposed tax changes affecting private corporations, warning of dire consequences to the Canadian economy if implemented, a Knowledge Bureau survey finds.

CRA Needs More Help, Recent Audit Report Reveals

Posted: December 03, 2013
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, Distinguished Practices, Tax Planning , tax evasion

Canada announced in its 2013 federal budget that international tax evasion was at the top of the list of concerns for our nation and that capturing revenue from such sources would help alleviate the tax burdens on other citizens.