Copying and distributing are prohibited without permission of the publisher

CRA commissioner echoes OECD's zero tolerance and push for joint audits

02 December 2010

Linda Lizotte-MacPherson, commissioner and chief executive officer of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) made an appeal to Canada's tax lawyers to exercise more responsibility at the Canadian Tax Foundation's 62nd annual tax conference (conference) in Vancouver on November 30 2010.

Tax practitioners in Canada knew Lizotte-MacPherson's request was coming.

 She said that the CRA will apply a more aggressive approach in identifying "those who choose to ignore" responsible enforcement, Lizotte-MacPherson said. The CRA has zero tolerance for "international tax planning arrangements of people whose primary purpose is to avoid taxation," Lizotte-MacPherson added.

 The commissioner said such practices completely disregard civic duty.

 Alternatively, the Royal Bank of Canada and Proctor & Gamble, a US...



This article is locked content, available to current subscribers or trialists.

  • Current subscribers or trialists - Please log in to view this article in full.
  • New users - Please take a free 7 day trial.
  • Expired subscribers or trialists - Please subscribe to gain immediate full access.

If you think you've received this message in error, please contact your account manager, Nick Burroughs:
Email: nburroughs@euromoneyplc.com, Tel: +44 (0)207 779 8379

Subscribe now

Subscribe today to gain full access to International Tax Review.

Subscribe

Free trial

Take a free trial now and gain 7 days of full access to International Tax Review.

Free trial





International Tax Review Profile

.@FriedFrankTech announces double hire of Roman and Thornton http://t.co/Yhi3pN3DQ2

Oct 22 2014 01:37 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
International Tax Review Profile

RT @TPWeek: Registered for #AsiaTP2014 yet? Sign up here: http://t.co/AXdO49OKjJ #transferpricing #tax @IntlTaxReview

Oct 22 2014 01:18 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
International Tax Review Profile

East Africa countries to harmonise VAT regime » VAT Live http://t.co/gK4PEAdqz5 Countries want to emulate #EU #VAT regime!

Oct 22 2014 10:54 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
International Tax Review Profile

RT @pierremoscovici: The European Parliament has approved the #Juncker @EU_Commission : an historical task awaits us for Europe, I am ready…

Oct 22 2014 10:52 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
International Tax Review Profile

RT @EU_Commission: European Parliament elects @JunckerEU Commission http://t.co/NJx9ArvMtz 423 votes in favour, 209 against and 67 abstenti…

Oct 22 2014 10:51 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
International Correspondents

After the Irish budget, what would make you more likely to put more substance into Ireland?