CRA has new powers to disclose criminal behaviour to law enforcement

February 09, 2015 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mark Blumberg
Topics: What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Canadian Charity Law, Transparency

According to Canadian Press "The federal revenue agency can now hand the police possible evidence of serious crime — including terrorist activity — that it happens to come across while reviewing taxpayer files. The Canada Revenue Agency gained the little-noticed new authority, which does not require a judicial warrant, through an amendment tucked into the government's most recent omnibus budget bill."   At the moment CRA is largely muzzled when it comes to sharing information - certainly with the public but even confidentially with other departments.  

Here is the article "Revenue agency has new anti-crime powers".  Apparently the power has been around since June 2014 but has not yet been used even once.   

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