Measures to Counter Tax Evasion

Your cooperation is essential in countering tax evasion and the underground economy. Here are a few examples of how you can help:

  • Pay by cheque, credit card or debit card. If you leave a paper trail of your transactions, merchants will be induced to remit the taxes they collect and to report all of their income.
  • Choose licensed contractors for your building and renovation work.
  • Make sure to obtain a written contract before work begins. This will protect you in the event of problems (for example, the failure to stand by a warranty).
  • Demand invoices. An invoice will not only encourage the merchant to report all income, but will provide proof of the transaction and guarantee the property and services that you acquired.
  • Pay the taxes owed on your purchases.
  • Report all of your income and pay your fair share of income tax in compliance with the basic principles of our tax system.
  • Report an individual or business that fails to meet one or more fiscal obligations.
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