So you filed… That’s it, right?

Think again...

The Canada Revenue Agency is reviewing the 2016 tax returns. In fact, they are also calling for details on 2014, 2015 and 2016 during 2017.

It is important to note the following:

  • The CRA will provide only 30 days to reply to their request for information. They allow only one extension.
  • The reply must be sent to the same location that requested the information. This may not necessarily be the same as where you filed your tax return or that issued your Notice.
  • Failing to comply with the request will result in a denial of your claim and cause a reassessment of your tax return resulting in a balance owing.

To that end, it is recommended that taxpayers use the online submission system for the reviews, whenever possible. Failing that, send copies of your documents to the requested location by registered mail.

Taxpayers who need assistance with responding to a CRA review request may make use of my services. Please use the Contact Me tab on the left.