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Backgrounder - Voluntary Disclosures Program

| Canada Revenue Agency | backgrounders

The Government of Canada is committed to cracking down on tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance to ensure a system that is responsive and fair for all Canadians. On March 1, 2018, a revised Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP) will come into effect to narrow the eligibility criteria to access the Program and to impose additional conditions on applicants, making it more difficult for those who intentionally avoid their tax obligations to benefit from the VDP.

Minister Lebouthillier announces tightening of the Voluntary Disclosures Program to ensure greater tax fairness

| Canada Revenue Agency | news releases

Canadians work hard and expect their Government to do the same to ensure a tax system that is equitable, where everyone pays their fair share. The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP) is a way for taxpayers to correct errors in their tax affairs. However, this program has been used by certain wealthy individuals and corporations as a way to avoid the consequences of their aggressive tax planning.

Disability Advisory Committee

| Canada Revenue Agency | backgrounders

On November 23, 2017, the Minister of National Revenue announced that the Disability Advisory Committee is being re-instated. The Committee will be a way for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to connect with a wide range of stakeholders and take their views into account as we administer tax measures for people with disabilities.

Burnaby resident sentenced for tax evasion

| Canada Revenue Agency | news releases

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced that Harpreet Kaur Sidhu of Burnaby, British Columbia, pleaded guilty, on December 8, 2017, in the Provincial Court of British Columbia, to one count of tax evasion under the Excise Tax Act.

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