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Published: April 10, 2020

Last Updated: April 10, 2020

The Canada Revenue Agency (the Canadian income tax department) has wide powers of inquiry and investigation under the Canadian Income Tax Act, including the power to demand records and information. A person who refuses to comply with the requirement to provide information is subject to prosecution under section 238 of the Tax Act. Consider retaining a Canadian taxation lawyer for assistance.


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