Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

September 29, 2009 16:53 ET

Canada Revenue Agency Officials to Visit Downtown Toronto Businesses to Promote Services

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 29, 2009) - The Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, invites businesses to learn more about government tax services. On September 30, 2009, representatives from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will be talking to businesses along Toronto's College Street, from Spadina Avenue to Dovercourt Avenue, as part of the CRA's Community Visit Program.

CRA officers conduct community visits as part of the Agency's outreach program. The purpose of these visits is to provide businesses with the latest information and answer their questions. The visit is not considered to be a form of enforcement action or investigation. It is an opportunity for businesses to ask questions, learn more about CRA services, and discuss any tax-related issues or concerns.

"Community visits enable entrepreneurs to ask tax-related questions about their companies and validate information directly with CRA staff," says Jean-Pierre Blackburn.

Significant portions of the visit will also be dedicated to discuss CRA's Underground Economy Initiatives. The CRA is committed to ensuring its audit, collection, and enforcement activities effectively detect and deter underground economy activity because for legitimate businesses, underground operators provide unfair competition.

The CRA is committed to ensuring that the public can trust the integrity and equity of the tax system. Agency officials promote voluntary compliance with the law by providing information and services, informing Canadians of the risks associated with the underground economy, and taking appropriate measures against those who do not pay their fair share of taxes.

Contact Information

  • Media information:
    Canada Revenue Agency
    Peter Delis
    Manager, Communications
    (416) 512-4135