Canada should invest more to prevent tax evasion, say Canadians and CRA tax professionals

OTTAWA, Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A large majority of Canadians (77%) agree “It would be a good investment for the Government of Canada to allocate more resources towards preventing tax evasion and avoidance,” according to a recent Environics Research poll. The poll was commissioned by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), which earlier this year surveyed thousands of its members who work at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) – auditors, forensic accountants, and other professionals who assess the tax files of large corporations and wealthy individuals – and found 84% agree with the same statement. The findings are contained in the second of three reports on tax fairness by PIPSC, based on surveys of CRA tax professionals and the opinions of Canadians.

“These findings underscore a key recommendation in our first report: the next federal budget should invest much more

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