The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) advises the media of cases of people, corporations, and trusts convicted in the courts for tax evasion or for failing to file income tax returns when required. The information released to the media is available to the public since it is derived strictly from court records and not from confidential information held by the CRA.
The vast majority of Canadians pay their taxes. In fairness to all those law-abiding citizens, the CRA conducts compliance programs to ensure the uniform application of the laws it administers.
The CRA seeks publicity on conviction in the case of tax evasion. It does this to maintain confidence in the integrity of the self-assessment system, and to increase compliance with the law through the deterrent effect of such publicity.
If you have information about a suspected violation of any tax law, please contact the CRA Informant Leads Centre nearest you.
How do I make a voluntary disclosure?
Taxpayers should address voluntary disclosure requests to the CRA. Addresses and telephone numbers are available on our Contact us page, and are listed in the government section of the telephone book.