Ministers Shea and Kenney announce more relief for businesses affected by flooding in Alberta

Ottawa, Ontario, June 26, 2013… The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue and the Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, with the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism and Member of Parliament for Calgary Southeast, confirmed today that taxpayers affected by flooding in Alberta will have until August 2, 2013,…

Harper Government launches new right to ensure Canadian taxpayers are treated fairly

Scarborough, Ontario, June 26, 2013… The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Mr. J. Paul Dubé, the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman, and Roxanne James, Member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre, today announced the addition of a new right to the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, which gives Canadian taxpayers…

Canadians are filing online in greater numbers this year

Ottawa, Ontario, July 2, 2013… The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today, that over 76 per cent of Canadians filed their income tax return electronically this year, an increase of 17 per cent over last year. As of June 20, 2013, 20 million Canadians took advantage of our electronic filing services, which is up from…

Extended Stay in the U.S. Under New Rules May Create Tax Issues for Canadian Snowbirds

  Canadian snowbirds may soon be able to spend an extra two months in the United States each year. U.S. immigration legislation, which has not yet become law, is making its way through Congress. It willallow Canadians aged 55 and older to spend up to 240 days — about eight months — in the countrywithout…