Taxes

  1. OTTAWA, January 24, 2023 – Today, the Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson, Mr. François Boileau, released The Lockout: Communication Was the Key. This report examined the communications the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) provided to taxpayers after it locked out some users from their CRA accounts in mid-February 2021 in an effort to protect accounts that could have been compromised. Many affected taxpayers expressed concerns about the lack of clear and timely communication from the CRA.
  2. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) values the important role its employees play from across the country in delivering services to Canadians.
  3. Today, Canada's Taxpayers' Ombudsperson, François Boileau, released his second annual report, Service Matters: Numbers Speak Volumes, which was tabled earlier today in the House of Commons by Mr. Peter Fragiskatos, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue.
  4. For many Canadians, rising inflation and the high cost of living have made it even more challenging to find a safe and affordable place to call home.
  5. Following the tabling of the 2022 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada, the Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier and the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough issued the following statement in response to the report entitled "Office of the Auditor General Performance Audit of COVID-19 Benefits", which included recommendations for Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
  6. The Government of Canada is committed to refining the way it delivers programs and services to Canadians and modernizing how businesses provide payroll information to the federal government, while protecting their personal information.
  7. The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) released its 2022 annual report today.
  8. Seeing a dental care professional is important not only for oral health, but for overall health.
  9. Since the unanimous adoption of Bill C-210, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has been working with provinces and territories so that Canadians can indicate their desire to receive information about becoming an organ and tissue donor from their provincial or territorial government.
  10. Today, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, announced the updated membership for the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector (ACCS).
  11. Whether it’s the Canada Child Benefit, the GST/HST credit, or the Climate Action Incentive, benefits and credits continue to be central to helping Canadians with the cost of living by making life more affordable.
  12. Today, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, announced the appointment of six new members to the Disability Advisory Committee (DAC).
  13. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has approximately $1.4 billion in cheques that have gone uncashed over the years.
  14. Today, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, is building on her commitment to study Canada’s tax gap by publishing Canada’s first overall tax gap report.
  15. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has published a series of reports on Canada's tax gap.
  16. The quick and decisive actions taken by the Government of Canada to provide income support through the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) helped more than 8 million workers and their families stay afloat, and millions more through the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) that followed.
  17. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, highlighted tax cuts for small businesses and noted how this measure will help them to grow their businesses, hire more workers, and make life more affordable.
  18. Charities play a key role in our society by providing valuable information and services to Canadians, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable.
  19. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is committed to making sure residents of British Columbia get the benefits and credits they are entitled to.
  20. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is committed to making sure residents of Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories get the benefits and credits they are entitled to.
  21. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is committed to making sure residents of Manitoba get the benefits and credits they are entitled to.
  22. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is committed to making sure residents of Ontario get the benefits and credits they are entitled to.
  23. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is committed to making sure residents of Quebec get the benefits and credits they are entitled to.
  24. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is committed to making sure residents of Nova Scotia get the benefits and credits they are entitled to.
  25. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is committed to making sure residents of Prince Edward Island get the benefits and credits they are entitled to.
  26. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has officially opened tax-filing season, meaning that Canadians can now file their 2021 income tax and benefit returns online.
  27. In July 2021, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, requested the Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson, François Boileau, examine concerns raised by certain Muslim led charities, and engage other charities led by racialized communities, about their experiences with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). This was also confirmed in the mandate letter from the Prime Minister of Canada to the Minister dated December 16, 2021.
  28. The Government of Canada remains committed to supporting Canadian businesses and organizations in the face of the ongoing pandemic.
  29. Today, Canada’s Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson, François Boileau, released his first Annual Report, Adapting and Delivering in Unprecedented Times, which was tabled earlier today in the House of Commons by the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue. The report provides an overview of the activities undertaken by the Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson between the period of April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.