Canada Revenue Agency disciplines over 1000 employees:
Our privacy is one of the most important things we can have.
But increasingly it is being compromised.
And it happens all the time.
Bank accounts are hacked. Social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter, to mention but a few, sell your personal information.
Your credit card information is hacked.
It goes on and on.
It’s downright scary.
But what is going on at the CRA is disgusting and totally unacceptable.
Canada Revenue Agency disciplines over 1000 employees.
And the agency also has another problem. It often goes after people, for what it claims is tax avoidance.
And it prosecutes those cases with a vengeance.
But in a recent case, a couple sued the agency for malicious prosecution.
But the CRA appealed the decision.
The agency also has a bad reputation.
One taxation lawyer writes:
If you get audited, you can expect to get put through the wringer by CRA auditors who defy logic and reason, even when presented with clear evidence of no wrong-doing. For the record, about five to 10 per cent of Canadians have ongoing issues with CRA in any given year; these are unpublished figures.
So, fighting with CRA really is like the proverbial “fighting City Hall.”
And to make matters worse – the agency, especially during tax time, does something that is quite unusual.