OTTAWA, Nov. 3, 2017 /CNW/ – In the wake of renewed media attention concerning offshore financial structures, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is delivering the following statement to inform Canadians on the work and progress being made to combat tax evasion and tax avoidance. The CRA is also taking the opportunity to highlight the important work Canada is doing on the world stage through increased cooperation and collaboration with its international partners to better combat those hiding their assets offshore.
The Government understands that tax evasion and tax avoidance are multi-billion-dollar issues, and it has made a billion-dollar investment to tackle it. Almost two-thirds of the CRA’s audit fiscal impact of $25 billion over the last two years was from audits of international, large business and aggressive tax planning activities. The CRA currently has more than 990 audits and more than 42 criminal investigations related to