Recent News/News Feeds

The following news feed articles are compiled from: Canada Revenue Agency - Tax Tips, Individuals Tax Information Newsletters, Business Tax Information Newsletters.


Statement by the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue on the 2018 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada - 20-NOV-18
The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, today issued the following statement in response to the report entitled: “Compliance Activities-Canada Revenue Agency” in the 2018 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada.

Better data and approaches help the Canada Revenue Agency identify Canadians trying to hide their assets overseas - 13-NOV-18
Canada is committed to combatting offshore tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance. Strong international partnerships are key to success. Thanks to historic investments in the last three federal Budgets, better tools and approaches in our compliance activities are helping us get more data, allowing us to better identify tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance.

J5 countries host data 'challenge,' closing in on enablers of tax evasion - 08-NOV-18
This week, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) officials participated in a five-nation challenge to optimize international coordination against tax evasion. The challenge was hosted by the Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD) in Amsterdam to identify, develop, and test tools, platforms, techniques, and methods that contribute to the mission of the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement, also known as the J5.

What’s new for CRA BizApp - 07-NOV-18

The CRA BizApp is a mobile web app for small business owners and sole proprietors. It lets you manage your business accounts securely, anytime and anywhere. CRA BizApp is available on the go, and on any mobile device with an Internet browser—no app stores needed.


Canada Revenue Agency announces maximum pensionable earnings for 2019 - 01-NOV-18

The maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) for 2019 will be $57,400—up from $55,900 in 2018. The new ceiling was calculated according to a CPP legislated formula that takes into account the growth in average weekly wages and salaries in Canada.


The Canada Pension Plan enhancement – Businesses, individuals and self-employed: what it means for you - 31-OCT-18
Starting January 1, 2019, Canadians will contribute more to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).

Statement by the Taxpayers' Ombudsman on the appointment of the Chief Service Officer of the Canada Revenue Agency - 29-OCT-18
Statement by the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman on the appointment of the Chief Service Officer of the Canada Revenue Agency

The Minister of National Revenue announces the appointment of a new Chief Service Officer and the launch of consultations with Canadians - 29-OCT-18
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) takes pride in serving millions of Canadians from coast to coast to coast each and every year. Its goal is to be trusted, fair and helpful by putting people first.

Keynote Speech by Minister Lebouthillier: CRA service transformation town hall - 29-OCT-18
Hello everyone. Thank you, Commissioner, for your presentation. I would also like to thank all the employees who travelled to attend this meeting.

Backgrounder: CRA’s Chief Service Officer - 29-OCT-18
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is listening to Canadians, changing how it operates, and improving its services with the goal to be trusted, fair and helpful by putting people first.

Important notice about a postal disruption - 24-OCT-18

On October 16, 2018, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers issued a strike notice that could result in mail delivery being delayed or interrupted across Canada.


Businesses: Pay your taxes online through your bank or directly to the CRA - 23-OCT-18

During the Canada Post postal disruption, you can use a number of online payments options to pay your business taxes!


What to expect when the Canada Revenue Agency contacts you - 23-OCT-18

Scammers posing as Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) employees continue to contact Canadians, misleading them into paying false debt.


Individuals: You can get your benefit payments through direct deposit - 23-OCT-18

During the postal disruption at Canada Post, you can get your Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) benefit payments through direct deposit and pay your taxes online.


Interest rates for the fourth calendar quarter - 27-SEP-18

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today the prescribed annual interest rates that will apply to any amounts owed to the CRA and to any amounts owed by the CRA to individuals and corporations. These rates will be in effect from October 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.


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