Taxes

  1. Today you can start filing your 2023 income tax and benefit return online. If you file on paper, you should have received your income tax package in the mail by today.
  2. This year at the Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson (OTO), we are celebrating our 15th anniversary. Since we began operations in 2008, our mission has been to help Canadians who are having service issues with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). We do this by examining complaints and by increasing awareness of their rights, namely under the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Although the OTO is very small compared to the CRA, we have accomplished an impressive scale of work for our size.
  3. OTTAWA, November 28, 2023 - Today, Canada’s Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson, Mr. François Boileau, released his annual report, Upholding Your Rights, which was tabled earlier today in the House of Commons by Ms. Iqra Khalid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue. The report provides an overview of the activities of the Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson (OTO) between April 1, 2022, and March 31, 2023.
  4. The Canada Revenue Agency, in collaboration with other federal employers, is organizing a job fair at the Jonquière Tax Center.
  5. Free tax clinics made it possible for more than 649,000 Canadians with a modest income to file their taxes and receive more than $1.75 billion in benefits, credits, and refunds last year, announced the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of National Revenue.
  6. The Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) brought together investigators, cryptocurrency experts and data scientists this week in a coordinated push to track down individuals and organizations perpetrating tax crimes around the world.
  7. The Minister of National Revenue announces that owners affected by the Underused Housing Tax (UHT) will have until April 30, 2024, to file their returns for the 2022 calendar year without being charged penalties or interest.
  8. The Government of Canada has announced a call for applications for new members for the Independent Advisory Board on Eligibility for Journalism Tax Measures (Advisory Board).
  9. On September 16, 2023, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada for the Audit, Financial and Scientific Group (PIPSC-AFS Group) reached a tentative agreement for approximately 16,000 CRA employees.
  10. Statement from the Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson welcoming the new minister of national revenue
  11. The Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson, Mr. François Boileau, sent a service improvement request to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), asking it to update its processes and its content on Canada.ca to make sure it respects Taxpayer Right 15 of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, “You have the right to be represented by a person of your choice.”
  12. Starting today, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) are giving Ontario businesses a new option to pay their WSIB premiums.
  13. The Government of Canada has approved the renewed collective agreement between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada – Union of Taxation Employees (PSAC-UTE) for approximately 39,000 employees.
  14. The Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson, Mr. François Boileau, has sent a service improvement request to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), asking it to update its information for Indigenous Peoples on Canada.ca.
  15. Whether it’s the Canada Child Benefit, the Canada Workers Benefit, the GST/HST Credit, the Climate Action Incentive or the new grocery rebate, benefits and credits continue to play a crucial role in helping Canadians with the cost of living.
  16. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is updating the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) Grant funding formula to expand the impact of free tax clinics and help eligible volunteer organizations serve Canadians seeking support to file their annual income tax and benefit return.
  17. Whether it’s the Canada Child Benefit, the Canada Workers Benefit, the GST/HST Credit, the Climate Action Incentive or the new grocery rebate, benefits and credits continue to play a crucial role in helping Canadians with the cost of living.
  18. The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) enhancement, which was introduced on January 1, 2019, is designed to help increase retirement income for working Canadians and their families.The CPP is a mandatory pension plan financed by contributions from employees, employers and self-employed individuals. It covers virtually all workers in Canada except Quebec, which administers its own plan called the Quebec Pension Plan (QPP). The CPP replaces a basic level of earnings for contributors upon retirement, disability, or death.
  19. Last night, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) reached a 4-year tentative agreement with the Public Service Alliance of Canada – Union of Taxation Employees (PSAC-UTE). Upon ratification, this agreement will apply to approximately 39,000 PSAC-UTE employees working at the CRA. PSAC-UTE employees will return to work this morning.
  20. Today, The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada – Union of Taxation Employees (PSAC-UTE) have resumed in person negotiations with a view to reach a new collective agreement as soon as possible, that is both fair to employees and reasonable for taxpayers.
  21. In January 2022, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada – Union of Taxation Employees (PSAC-UTE) began negotiations on renewed collective agreements for the Program Delivery and Administrative Group (PDAS), which comprise approximately 39,000 employees.
  22. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) respects the collective bargaining process and remains committed to continuing to bargain in good faith with the Public Service Alliance of Canada – Union of Taxation Employees (PSAC-UTE) with a view to conclude a new collective agreement that is both fair to employees and reasonable for Canadian taxpayers as soon as possible.
  23. Over the last few months, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has made every reasonable effort to avoid a labour disruption affecting important services that Canadians rely on, especially during tax season.
  24. Taxpayers' Ombudsperson released a statement regarding the 2023 federal budget
  25. Today, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada – Union of Taxation Employees (PSAC-UTE) entered mediated negotiations with the goal of reaching a fair collective agreement.
  26. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) values the important role its employees play from across the country in delivering services to Canadians.
  27. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) values the important role its employees play from across the country in delivering services to Canadians.
  28. The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, today issued the following statement in response to the Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson Report on Fairness of the Audit Process for Charities in Canada.
  29. Thank you for your letter of March 8, 2023, advising of the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency (NSIRA)’s intent to initiate a review of national security activities conducted by the Review and Analysis Division (RAD) of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
  30. The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, today issued the following statement in response to the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency review of the Canada Revenue Agency’s Review and Analysis Division.
  31. Over the past years, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has been crucial to delivering benefits, especially COVID-19 benefits, to many Canadians, including those with low and moderate incomes. Although the paperwork can seem daunting, filing your tax return on time each year opens the door to the many benefits and credits you could be entitled to, such as the GST/HST credit and the Canada child benefit.
  32. Tax season is upon Quebec residents and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is getting ready to answer questions from taxpayers and make it easier and quicker for them to file their 2022 income tax and benefit return.
  33. Tax season has officially kicked off and many Canadians will turn to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for guidance
  34. Tax season is upon Prince Edward Island residents and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is getting ready to answer questions from taxpayers and make it easier and quicker for them to file their 2022 income tax and benefit return.
  35. Tax season is upon Newfoundland and Labrador residents and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is getting ready to answer questions from taxpayers and make it easier and quicker for them to file their 2022 income tax and benefit return.
  36. 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.
  37. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) values the important role its employees play from across the country in delivering services to Canadians.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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).
  41. 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.
  42. The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) released its 2022 annual report today.
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  44. 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.
  45. Today, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, announced the updated membership for the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector (ACCS).
  46. 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.
  47. Today, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, announced the appointment of six new members to the Disability Advisory Committee (DAC).
  48. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has approximately $1.4 billion in cheques that have gone uncashed over the years.
  49. 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.
  50. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has published a series of reports on Canada's tax gap.