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What to expect when the Canada Revenue Agency calls you

Jan 25, 2016

What to expect when the Canada Revenue Agency calls you Share this page It is possible that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will contact you by phone for legitimate tax reasons. During such phone calls, the CRA officer must validate your identity and therefore will ask for certain personal information, including your date of birth,…

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Did you buy a home in 2015?

Jan 21, 2016

Did you know? If you bought your home in 2015, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has tax credits and a program that may help you save money. Home buyers’ amount If you are a first-time home buyer, you may be able to claim an amount of $5,000 for the purchase of a qualifying home in…

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Do you want to use an operator-assisted relay service when communicating with the CRA?

Dec 2, 2015

Do you want to use an operator-assisted relay service when communicating with the CRA? Share this page Did you know? If you are hearing or speech impaired and thinking about using an operator-assisted relay service, you should know that authorizing a relay service company is not the same as authorizing a representative for tax purposes.…

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Protect yourself against fraud

Sep 17, 2015

Know how to recognize a scam Examples of fraudulent communications telephone letter emails text messages online refund forms There are many fraud types, including new ones invented daily. Taxpayers should be vigilant when they receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency…

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Minister Findlay encourages families to apply for the increased Universal child care benefit (UCCB)

Jul 20, 2015

July 17, 2015 Mississauga, ON Canada Revenue Agency The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue and Brad Butt, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Streetsville reminded Mississauga parents today that the Universal Child Care Benefit payments will land in almost 4 million mailboxes or bank accounts starting July 20th, totaling over $2.986…

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Beware of new telephone scams

Jun 10, 2015

Beware of new telephone scams Ottawa, Ontario, June 10, 2015… The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is noting an increase in telephone scams where the caller claims to be from the CRA but is not, and is asking Canadians to beware—these calls are fraudulent and could result in identity and financial theft. Some recent telephone scams…

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Canadian Government combats international tax evasion by joining forces with international tax jurisdictions

Jun 3, 2015

Canadian Government combats international tax evasion by joining forces with international tax jurisdictions Minister Findlay signs the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement, helping to set the stage for the automatic exchange of financial information with international partners starting in 2018 June 2, 2015 – Ottawa, Canada – Canada Revenue Agency The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C.,…

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No income to report? File anyway, or you could miss out on credits and benefits!

Apr 1, 2015

No income to report? File anyway, or you could miss out on credits and benefits! Did you know? Even if you have no income to report for 2014, you should still file your income tax and benefit return by April 30, 2015, to be eligible to receive certain tax credits and benefits on time.

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A second chance to correct your tax affairs Share this page Did you know? The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) offers taxpayers a second chance to correct earlier mistakes and put their tax affairs in order. Through the Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP) more

Mar 23, 2015

A second chance to correct your tax affairs Share this page Did you know? The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) offers taxpayers a second chance to correct earlier mistakes and put their tax affairs in order. Through the Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP) more Canadians than ever are coming forward and declaring previously unreported income or correcting…

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Harper Government teams up with the Canadian Home Builders’ Association to ensure Canadians Get it in Writing!

Mar 5, 2015

Harper Government teams up with the Canadian Home Builders’ Association to ensure Canadians Get it in Writing! March 5, 2015 – Halifax, NS – Canada Revenue Agency The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.P., M.P., Minister of National Revenue, announced today that the Government of Canada is providing approximately $745,000 over the next three years…

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Life events can have an impact on your taxes

Jan 26, 2015

Life events can have an impact on your taxes Did you know? Whether you just got married or divorced, had a baby, or lost a loved one, life events can affect your tax affairs. Important facts If your marital status changes, it’s important to let the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) know as soon as possible.…

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Students can save at tax time

Jan 19, 2015

Did you know? The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has tax credits, deductions, and benefits to help students. File your income tax and benefit return and claim them. Important Facts Here are the top savings at tax time: Claim your eligible tuition fees – Tuition fees paid to attend your post-secondary educational institution for the tax…

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