OTTAWA, June 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's Taxpayers' Ombudsman, Mr. J. Paul
Dubé, today releases his Special Report "Acting on ATIP," which
examines the service issues related to the Canada Revenue Agency's
(CRA) processing of Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) requests.
"A common complaint my Office has received from taxpayers is that they
face unreasonable delays in obtaining information through ATIP requests
to the CRA. Furthermore, they are often not informed when the CRA is
unable to meet the extended deadline for providing information," said
Mr. Dubé. "Access to information should be a high priority for the CRA
as well as providing that information in a timely manner."
This report contains recommendations to the Minister of National Revenue
on how the CRA can improve its service to Canadians making requests for
information pursuant to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.
To view the report or obtain further information about the
Office of the Taxpayers' Ombudsman, visit www.oto-boc.gc.ca.
SOURCE Office of the Taxpayers' Ombudsman
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