Report offshore tax cheating – Eligibility

2. Eligibility

No matter where you are in the world, you may qualify for the CRA's reward program if the information you provide includes sufficient, specific and credible details that lead to additional taxes being assessed and collected. This information must allow the CRA to determine that:

The information you provide cannot already be known to the CRA or be speculative. The OTIP has sole discretion on whether or not to use the information provided. Some of the reasons the OTIP may reject the submission include dated information, lack of supporting documents, and unlikeliness of recovering more than $100,000 in federal taxes.


You may not be eligible for a reward under the following situations:

Note that this is a non-exhaustive list. Other situations may preclude eligibility.

Examples of submissions
Nicole reports on her ex-spouse
Nicole reports on her ex-spouse

Nicole submitted information to the OTIP that proved her ex-spouse failed to report his foreign assets. With her information, the CRA audited her ex-spouse and expects to collect taxes, interest and penalties. And Nicole is expecting a reward… read Nicole’s story.

Simon reports clients hiding money in a tax haven
Simon reports clients hiding money in a tax haven

As a financial planner in an offshore bank, Simon had privileged knowledge of his clients’ affairs. He provided the CRA with sufficient information on alleged offshore tax cheating of over 50 Canadians… Read Simon’s story.

David and Joanne report offshore tax schemes
David and Joanne report offshore tax schemes

David and Joanne provided detailed information on two international tax scheme promoters, which led to the collection of millions of dollars in unreported taxes… Read David and Joanne’s story.

Note: Informants are providing information voluntarily basis to the CRA and are not acting on its behalf. Informants are not agents or employees of the CRA and should not represent themselves as an agent or representative of the CRA.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible for a reward or you want to discuss information you have, call toll-free 1-855-345-9042 (North America) or 613-221-3135 (collect calls will be accepted), weekdays from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, except on public holidays. The call will be on a no-names basis.

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