Canada Revenue Agency - Toronto Tax Services Office

Canada Revenue Agency - Toronto Tax Services Office

July 19, 2005 13:34 ET

Local tax officials to visit community businesses to promote CRA information and services

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 19, 2005) - Representatives from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will be making community visits on Wednesday, July 20, 2005. The visits will take place in the Distillery District, along Broadview Avenue and the Overlea Boulevard area.

The purpose of these information visits is to ensure that business owners are aware of the information and services available to them from their nearest tax services office. During the community visit, the Toronto Centre Tax Services Office representatives will provide information and answer questions on topics such as filling out tax forms and filing on time. They will help business owners access any further information they need from the CRA. These visits reflect CRA's belief that, given the right information and the right services, individuals and businesses will comply with Canada's tax laws.

In addition to providing assistance and information, the information visits ensure that businesses are aware of the importance of voluntary compliance with tax laws in order to combat the underground economy and thereby level the playing field. The underground economy is often associated with the exchange of goods and services for cash where no records are kept. For individuals and businesses that choose not to comply with the law, the CRA will take the appropriate enforcement action.

The CRA is committed to ensuring that the public can trust the integrity and equity of the tax system. CRA 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

  • Canada Revenue Agency
    Cathie Bolton
    Manager Communications
    (416) 952-9404