CRA Hones in on Private Contractors Who Shop at Home Depot

As part of its crackdown on unreported income, Canada Revenue Agency is targeting suspected under-the-table home improvement contractors who buy their materials from Home Depot. Back in July, the CRA obtained a Federal Court order that compels Home Depot Canada to give the CRA a list of their customers, along…

Two Canadian men scammed out of a combined $25,000

Criminals impersonating Canada Revenue Agency officials have been scamming people by approaching them with fraudulent complaints, which they then offer to resolve via Bitcoin. Canadian Police have sent out warnings to citizens, urging caution if they are confronted over related issues. Up to CAD $25,000 has been leeched off of…

Canada Revenue Agency is investigating failed cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX

The Canada Revenue Agency is auditing QuadrigaCX’s corporate tax returns, according to the bankruptcy trustee overseeing its case. The CRA sent a letter to bankruptcy trustee Ernst & Young announcing that it will be reviewing QuadrigaCX’s tax corporate tax returns ranging from 2015 to 2018. QuadrigaCX was Canada’s largest cryptocurrency…

Bank of Canada holds fast on 1.75% interest rate

As predicted by a majority of economists last month, the Bank of Canada did not change interest rates, even though the mounting tensions in the US-China trade war affected the global economy more than it predicted in July. For a seventh meeting in row, the central bank’s policy makers decided…

Canada to rethink tax policies after losing billions in corporate tax revenue

Canada plans to bolster its corporate tax collection effectiveness with increased funds for government auditors and greater corporate transparency enforcement, in the wake of two recent reports detailing how the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) loses billions in tax revenue every year. Last month, the CRA published the Tax Gap and…