Single parents are being harassed by the Canada Revenue Agency
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The Canada revenue agency has been actively targeting single parents, single working mother’s, single low income families and their vulnerable children for whom the program was created. Single working parents are facing the worst harassment from Canada revenue agency when being audited. The audits are either being done to prove we are separated from our ex spouses and living on our own or to prove our children actually live with the parent who is being audited.
We the parents that are being audited would like to see some changes in regards to the review of the documents. The documents produced are what were requested from the CRA and are regularly found to be insufficient, when this happens it reveals the review is neither transparent or straightforward.
The system does not seem to be designed to deal with separated families due to divorce death etc., should this be the case the onus should not be on the taxpayer to make up for the systems in adequacy .
We would like Legislation to remove Canada revenue agency’s right to arbitrary assessments and reviews .
We would like assessment of the review process and income tax act to provide clear, consistent reviews.
We would like the reviews suspended and monies paid back with interest if the process to audit takes more than three months .
We would like an amendment to the Income Tax act to include legislation that has a comprehensive tax payer Bill Of Rights to prevent further abuses to the Vulnerable and marginalized individuals.
We would like easier access to the information in regards to the audit, Which is near impossible at this point. Incorrect information is constantly being given out, if we are lucky enough to reach an actual employee of the CRA and not the recording.
One in five children in Canada live in poverty, this is contributing to the problem, not solving it .
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