Does the CRA Go After The Delinquent Tax Payer?
Most people have a certain level of fear when it comes to the CRA, especially if they are behind in their taxes. Often this fear can lead a taxpayer into deeper trouble. Instead of facing their late tax issues head on, they choose to ignore the Canada tax department.
The CRA has tried to be fair with tax payers who truly are in a tough financial situation. There are programs in place where a tax payer can come forward voluntarily to disclose their tax issues. This is not something that is available after the fact. In other words if the CRA has come after you before you went to them, then this type of program is not going to be of value to you.