CRA – No Government mandate to ensure Accountability

Liberals and NDP block M-43 a bill to help ensure CRA is accountable. This should have been unanimous and bipartisan. How many families have been unfairly ruined by the CRA? It is well known that ruling political parties use tax agencies as a weapon against those who oppose them.

In 2001 I was a victim of fraud and identity theft on my SIN – somebody had accidentally used my SIN # to claim EI payments (CRA does not validate that the SIN used matches the person claiming). CRA’s response was “oh, that’s horrible but we can’t fix that”. It was a 1000 hours of forcing CRA to do their job. I had to “know someone” in CRA to get a fraud investigation started and then I got shuffled around from place to place once the investigation determined it wasn’t my fault. All the while they sent creditors to my house… even when I was absolved, they wouldn’t erase the other person’s debt from my account.

Update Oct 7, 2018: CRA conducted a similar campaign against this man for EI payments. CRA wouldn’t correct until “Go Public” made it public:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/jobless-man-pays-for-ei-mistake-1.4848974

Update Jan 2, 2019: CRA employed gang member who then operated on behalf of organized crime:

https://www.sudbury.com/police/tax-workerbike-gang-member-targeted-financial-records-of-police-transcripts-show-1001681

Update: Feb 22, 2019: CRA over-reporting additional revenue from its compliance activities to make itself look better. CRA charging interest and penalties for delays when the delay is their fault. CRA continues to violate the “Taxpayer bill of rights”. Auditor General’s report:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cra-auditor-general-1.4912862

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