MONTREAL, Oct. 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced that it executed nine search warrants earlier today in several locations in the Greater Montréal area and across the province, as part of an investigation into a tax evasion scheme involving three suspected tax protesters.
About 80 CRA investigators, joined by officers from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), participated in the operation, which took place in Montréal, Laval, Terrebonne, Lévis, Charny, Sherbrooke, Contrecoeur and Drummondville. The CRA and the SQ undertook their own investigations into the scheme and the suspected tax protesters in parallel, but as part of a joint effort in fighting economic and financial crimes, conducted this operation together.
The CRA is always on the lookout for illegal tax schemes and those who promote them. The CRA works closely on tax-related cases with police organizations and other law enforcement agencies, to help maintain the integrity of the tax system.
The CRA website contains important information for taxpayers to help them understand how to protect themselves against tax schemes and the consequences they may face if they choose to participate in them. For more specific information on tax protesters, go to www.cra.gc.ca/nwsrm/lrts/2014/menu-eng.html. Information on various related topics can also be found at www.cra.gc.ca/alert.
SOURCE: CANADA REVENUE AGENCY
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