Liaison Officer service

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) offers a free Liaison Officer service to owners of small unincorporated businesses to help them understand their tax obligations. A visit from a Liaison Officer does not constitute an audit, and will not result in the CRA making reassessments to past tax filings.

Request a Liaison Officer service

How can this service help you?

There are two ways that businesses can benefit from the Liaison Officer service:

  1. in-person visits
  2. seminars (pre-arranged groups)

During an in-person visit, a Liaison Officer will:

  • Answer your tax-related questions and address concerns
  • Discuss common tax errors and financial benchmarks in the small business community
  • Provide information on various tools and services offered by the CRA
  • Offer to review your books and records, and provide recommendations on how to strengthen your bookkeeping system

During a seminar, the Liaison Officer will:

  • Explain common tax errors
  • Demonstrate how to use financial benchmarks for relevant industries
  • Provide information on the CRA’s services
  • Explain general bookkeeping concepts and best practices

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