Quote: Originally Posted by earth_as_one
The CRA is the Federal government's equivalent of accounts receivable.
Notices will be going to 400 auditors in the areas of criminal investigations, special enforcement and voluntary disclosure programs.
Less oversight means more tax cheaters. I can't see how this cut improves the government's financial situation.
The feds do not require people for this. All thanks to the world of Computers and smart Programmers, humanoids are of less and less value.
At present, in Canada, you have a choice of how to receive payments from the Government. Look for a change-the same as is happening in the USA. By 2013 Americans will be required to either have a Bank account to deposit funds in to, or a Mastercard to which Receipients will receive a Credit. That eliminates a lot of Personel.
Reviews of Tax returns take only a reference word to check millions of tax files for certain Information. Everyone knows how great Google, or Firefox, or Ask is to quickly find information on the Internet. Why would it be different on Government computers that have access to otherwise private information?
As a Tax Preparer business, I have seen many instances over a period of 30 years where the only way CRA could know something is by the trading of information between Provincial & Federal Agencies. Also, there are always people who will report wrong doing; to give them a heads up. Then they just go to their Computer Main Frame.
There is less of the Auditors sent into the field lately and more of just a request for all files to be sent to the Local Office. The advantage of this is that they can immediately request the corresponding information from everyone else that appears in those files or search their Computers for links.