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Backgrounder - Voluntary Disclosures Program

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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.


Disability Advisory Committee

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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.


Disability Advisory Committee

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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.


Country-by-Country Reporting

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In November 2015, Canada and its G20 partners endorsed the outcomes of the G20/Organisation for Economic Cooperation Development (OECD) Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) project at the G20 leaders' summit in Antalya, Turkey.


Offshore Compliance Advisory Committee

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In Budget 2016, the Government of Canada followed through on its commitment to enhance its efforts to strengthen tax compliance and combat tax avoidance and evasion, including offshore tax schemes, by proposing to invest $444.4 million over five years for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).


Playing a leadership role: what Canada is doing to promote international cooperation on tax evasion

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The Government of Canada continues to play a leadership role in the global network of tax administrations that work together to fight offshore tax evasion and tax avoidance. Information sharing and international cooperation are paramount to fighting international tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance, serving as a deterrent and a way to identify non-compliance.


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