The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will soon be conducting its fourth annual letter campaign. In January 2013, the Small and Medium Enterprises Directorate of the Compliance Programs Branch will once again send educational and intent-to-audit letters to selected groups of Canadians through the Office Audit Letter Campaign. The campaign supports the CRA’s increased emphasis on helping individuals and small businesses to better understand their tax obligations and to encourage them to correct any inaccuracies in their past income tax and benefit returns.

The CRA will send approximately 33,000 letters to taxpayers who earn self-employment income, receive rental income, or are employees who have claimed employment expenses on line 229 of their income tax and benefit return.
The campaign is part of the CRA’s efforts to encourage voluntary compliance among groups of taxpayers who, our research indicates, may be at risk of non-compliance.