Highlights / Canada Revenue Agency

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology

After cyber attacks, online access returns at Canada Revenue Agency

Canadians can once again connect online with the Canada Revenue Agency, a key element in the fight to stay economically solvent as the country copes with COVID-19. The agency says all its services are up and running following a series »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canada Revenue Agency suspends online services following cyber attacks

A full-scale investigation by the RCMP and the Canadian Centre of Cyber Security has been launched into cyber attacks on federal government departments that compromised the personal information of thousands of Canadians, according to government officials who say the fraudulent »

Economy, Politics, Society

Ottawa extends tax payment deadline once again

Canada’s federal tax collection agency announced Monday that it is extending once again the payment deadline for federal taxes and is offering interest relief on taxes owed to Ottawa amid the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canada Revenue »

Economy, Health, Society

Ottawa announces funding for charities for COVID-19 fight

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced $350 million in emergency funds for community groups and charities to help vulnerable Canadians–including seniors and the homeless–cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s measures are in addition to benefits announced earlier this month to »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Snitch line for suspected tax cheaters pays some dividends

Canadians, it appears, talk a good game when it comes to turning in–or not turning in–their fellow citizens for cheating on their taxes. At least the ones in focus groups sure do. A government-paid research investigation of focus groups across »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

900 government ID numbers (SIN) stolen from Canada Revenue Agency data bank

After dealing with the “Heartbleed Bug” the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) responsible for collecting taxes announced, Monday (April 14), that the “Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) of approximately 900 taxpayers were removed from CRA systems by someone exploiting the Heartbleed vulnerability.” »

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Canada Revenue Agency shuts down website over security threat

With only weeks left before tax reports must be filed, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) shut down its website “To protect the security of taxpayer information, we have temporarily shutdown public access to our electronic services.” In a statement on »

Economy, Politics, Society

Canada Revenue Agency to cut auditors, as domestic, international tax evasion rises

Canada’s government tax collection agency, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), plans to cut auditors while at the same time acknowledging it has problems in tracking and collecting billions of dollars in unreported income from domestic and international tax evasion, according to »