There are some instances when dealing with the CRA seems like a full time job. One of these instances is when a taxpayer is selected for an audit or a review. In addition to the worry and stress of being in an audit, CRA auditors often use tax and accounting terms that your average person may not understand.So if you have been contacted by the CRA for the purposes of a review or an audit, here are some tips that will make the audit and review process easier. 1. The first and most important thing you can do is call for...
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It’s been exactly 3 days since the filing due date for most income tax returns (Most tax returns because for the self-employed, they have until June 15th but … more on that later). And if you have not filed your income tax return for the 2017 tax year, you could be in trouble of piling on more tax debt (if you owe taxes) as the CRA will charge a late-filing penalty. Yes, there is a late-filing penalty if you fail to file a return on time and owe tax for 2017. The penalty is 5% of your 2017 balance owing, plus...
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If you owe taxes for the 2017 tax year and have failed to pay in full by April 30, 2018, the CRA will charge compound daily interest starting today, May 1st, on any unpaid amounts owing for 2017. This includes any balance owing if your tax return was reassessed. In addition to this, the CRA will charge interest on the penalties starting the day after the filing due date. You will need to check the prescribed interest rates on the CRA’s website for the rate of interest as it changes every 3 months. If you have amounts owing from previous years,...
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On this blog, we’ll take a look at the 3 ways you can set up your payment arrangement with CRA and the other option that may be available to you if you can’t pay your tax debt in full. You can set up your payment arrangements in 3 ways:- Pre-authorized debit: You can opt to pay online as it is the most convenient way to pay.- TeleArrangement: You can make a payment through the CRA’s automated TeleArrangement service by calling 1-866-256-1147. This service is available from Monday to Friday, 7am to 10pm Eastern time. You will need to provide your SIN,...
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