Published: August 14, 2020
Last Updated: March 31, 2021
(August 14, 2020, 12:26 PM EDT) — The Income Tax Act gives the
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) the power to investigate criminal tax
evasion as well as non-criminal tax issues by way of audit. CRA conducts a
relatively small number of criminal tax evasion investigations, compared
to the very large volume of non-criminal tax audits, for regular tax
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