If CRA (the Canadian income tax department) believes that a taxpayer may dispose of assets and it may not be able to collect amounts owing to it, it can apply to a court without notice to the taxpayer for a “jeopardy order” allowing it to take collection action at the same time as it issues an assessment.
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