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Update to Canada’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights

taxpayer bill of rightsEver found yourself facing a CRA audit or disputing your income tax notice of assessment?

Were you worried about being “blacklisted” if you spoke up or filed a complaint?

Well, this recent announcement by the Canada Revenue Agency may just give you some additional peace of mind. 

The government has added a new right to the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, which gives Canadian taxpayers the ability to lodge a service complaint and request a formal review without fear of reprisal.

Under the new right added to the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, if taxpayers lodge a service complaint or request a formal review, they can be confident that they will be treated impartially, receive the benefits, credits, and refunds to which they are entitled and pay no more and no less than what is required by law.

View a summary of your rights, or if you are so inclined, you can read the entire Taxpayer Bill of Rights

If you don’t want to know all the details, work with a tax professional who’s fluent in tax law and can inform you of your rights.