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WHAT DO YOU DO? PayPal HAS BEEN ORDERED TO HAND IT OVER!

By David Harris

WHAT DO YOU DO? PayPal HAS BEEN ORDERED TO HAND IT OVER!

So, this sure could change a taxpayer’s view about what to do about their taxes. The Canada Revenue Agency has order PayPal, the online payments company, to hand over information about its Canadian business account holders.

On the PayPal website it states it has been served with a Federal Court order to disclose information within 45 days to the Canadian tax-collecting agency identifying account holders and describing the amount and number of payments sent or received between Jan. 1, 2014, and last Friday.

The spokesman for CRA, Patrick Samson says the agency has requested the information to ensure that these individuals and corporations comply with their tax obligations under the Income Tax Act.

He says it’s part of a stepped-up campaign to use third-party data to detect unreported economic activity and identify individuals and businesses that do not file tax returns.

PayPal says it has notified the account holders, adding the order applies even if the business account has been closed. So what can you do about it? Call us! The Voluntary Disclosure Program could be a way to help resolve some of the concerns you might have such as penalties and interest.

The Tax Mechanic has known this for years now, that with the increased use of technology that our government will use it to find individuals and companies that have not paid their taxes. For anyone to think they can continue to not pay their taxes is rolling the dice and the odds are not in your favour.

We offer a free consultation to individuals and business owners to discuss their options. Whether it is a tax return audit, a tax lien, income garnishment, bank accounts frozen, CRA personal or corporate penalties and interest, payroll tax issues, late in filing….whatever it is contact us, email David Harris at david@taxmechanic.ca or give us a call. We offer a free 30 minute consultation to help assess your current situation and develop a strategy.

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Mr. Harris has an extensive background in Sales and Marketing, IT Solutions, Human Resources, Office and Operations Management. His extensive experience and organizational skills compliment very well the work that is conducted at The Tax Mechanic. Along with business development he assists in the procurement of tax solutions for both corporations and individuals to help achieve the best outcomes possible. Mr. Harris also is the Founder and CEO of Team Unbreakable, a non-profit charity organization dedicated to Youth Mental Health.

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