So you don’t want to provide documents to CRA?

In a May 14, 2015 Federal Court of Canada case, the taxpayer was found to be in contempt of Court for not providing CRA with documents as ordered. This case is an example of what may occur when documents are not provided, as requested, to CRA. The actions proceeded as follows:

  • March 3, 2013 – CRA made seven requests of documents to be provided in 30 days.
  • July 12, 2013 – CRA obtained a Court Order requesting the documents.
  • February 4, 2014 – The taxpayer was found in contempt of Court for not providing the documents and was fined $1,500, assessed court costs of $2,500, and again required to provide the documents.
  • May 14, 2015 – The Court found the taxpayer in contempt again for continuing to not provide the required information. The taxpayer was required to pay an additional fine of $2,000, and $3,000 in court costs.

Contact us as soon as CRA contacts you or requests information. Delaying action could be very costly!