Minister Lebouthillier to travel to France to meet with the CRA's international partners in efforts to combat tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance
February 16, 2018 -- Ottawa, Ontario -- Canada Revenue Agency
The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that the tax system is fair to all Canadians. To that end, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is working with its international partners to combat offshore tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance by enhancing information sharing and refining its practices.
As part of this collaboration, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, will travel to Paris, France, from February 19 to 21, 2018.
The Minister will meet with Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) representatives to discuss current results and future work to improve tax administrations' approaches to the taxation of multinational enterprises, exchange of information, and implementing new technology to better target tax compliance actions.
The Minister will also meet with representatives of Centre de rencontres et d'échanges des Dirigeants des Administrations Fiscales (CREDAF) and the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).
"Tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance are global issues that must be addressed in collaboration with our international partners. Our Government wants to ensure that our tax system is fair to all Canadians and that individuals or businesses that break the law face the full consequences for their actions.”
The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue
Through the OECD Forum on Tax Administration (FTA), 50 countries work together to deal with international risks, improve compliance and the overall delivery of tax administration. Canada is the vice-chair of the FTA and leads the Large Business and International Programme with the goal of promoting tax compliance and improving tax certainty for tax administrations and large multinational enterprises.
Thanks to historic investments of nearly $1B in Budgets 2016 and 2017 by the Government of Canada, the CRA continues to actively work with its global partners to go after tax cheats.
Canada exchanged more than 2 million tax records with other countries last year.
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