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Where can I find the taxpayer relief CRA tax form?

Form RC4288, Request for Taxpayer Relief, can be found at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/rc4288/README.html . The information provided above does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such, since it has been written with a limited picture of the situation. In order to obtain proper legal advice, a lawyer must be aware of all of the details of your particular case. If in doubt, please obtain…

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What is “taxpayer relief” and how can I qualify?

The Canada Revenue Agency’s Taxpayer Relief Provisions gives the Minister of National Revenue the ability to eliminate or reduce interest and penalty charges to a tax bill as well as to return or decrease the amount owed on ones tax bill (beyond the typical three-year time period one normally has to make such an adjustment). In addition, the Minister has the power to accept late…

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Where do I send form RC4288, Request for Taxpayer Relief?

Form RC4288, Request for Taxpayer Relief, must be sent to a Canada Revenue Agency Tax Centre, and the exact tax services office depends on where the taxpayer resides. For taxpayers serviced by a tax services office in British Columbia, the Yukon, and Regina, the mailing address where Form RC4288 must be sent to is as follows: Canada Revenue Agency Tax Centre 9755 King George Boulevard…

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Interest and Penalty Relief

Are Interest & Penalties Crushing You? You May Qualify for Taxpayer Relief if: Penalties / Interest Arose due to Extraordinary Circumstances Actions of the CRA caused your Interest / Penalties You Suffer from Financial Hardship Call 1-866-278-8424 to speak with a Tax Lawyer who specializes in Taxpayer Relief, or CLICK HERE TO BOOK A CONSULTATION WITH A TAX LAWYER   What circumstances may spare you…

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What is the Taxpayer Bill of Rights?

The Canada Revenue Agency has developed a list of rights they claim Canadians are entitled to when dealing with the CRA. However, this Taxpayer Bill of Rights in and of itself is not actually a Bill or law at all. As such, the Taxpayer Bill of Rights can be changed at any time since it does not have to go through the normal legislative process…

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Gross Negligence Penalties

Income Tax Act Subsection 163(2), 163(3) If you, knowingly or under circumstances amounting to gross negligence, made a false statement or omission on your tax returns, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) may charge you with a penalty. The penalty is equal to the greater of: $100; and 50% of the understated tax and/or the overstated credits related to the false statement or omission. However, if…

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Video Library

Tax Crimes [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lywRIa_Lrq0[/embed]   Wage Garnishees, Property Liens & Asset Seizures [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXqPItYN-JI[/embed]   Taxpayer Relief [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t51Qa-9ysC0[/embed] Offshore Accounts [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0WahojWtvA[/embed]   Tax Court https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UscuZ7CkniI     Collections https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6tm3-HowoE     Voluntary Disclosure Program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYZCG6J1QbU   Accountant Alliance Program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gINzouGpq00 Audits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5FYjHk2RhQ   Challenging Unfair Assessments [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdOEByzmBns[/embed]

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Tax Debt Negotiation & Payment Plans

Have a Significant Tax Debt You Cannot Pay? Barrett Tax Law Can: Keep the Collectors at Bay Arrange a Fair and Reasonable Payment Plan Stop Wage Garnishees Unfreeze Your Bank Account Help Prevent the CRA from Shutting Down your Business Reduce Interest and Penalties through the Taxpayer Relief program Help Restore your Cash Flow We have helped thousands of other Canadians get their CRA debt…

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Is there a penalty for a late tax filing – i.e. filing after the tax deadline?

The Canada Revenue Agency does apply a penalty for filing your tax return after the deadline if you owe taxes. The penalty is equivalent to 5% of the total balance owing in addition to 1% of the total balance owing for each month that the tax return is late up to a limit of 12 months. If within the past three tax years the CRA…

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What are the circumstances in which the CRA may waive or reduce penalties and interest charges on a tax debt?

The CRA may waive or reduce penalties and interest charges on a tax debt at the discretion of the Minister of National Revenue under Taxpayer Relief Provisions. These tax waivers or tax reductions come as a result of an unforeseen situation that affects a taxpayer, which can include a natural disaster, personal hardship, service disruptions or an error by the Canada Revenue Agency. A request…

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