Description: Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) employees and the Government of Canada are currently at a collective-bargaining impasse. Strike votes are taking place between now and April 7, right in the heart of tax season, when individuals and businesses are normally flooding the CRA call centres with taxation questions. Union President Marc Brière has noted that a strike at this time would “could certainly disrupt the service to taxpayers.” Some might call that an understatement.
Date: February 27, 2023
1) How do you think this possible strike will influence Canadians trying to do their tax returns?
2) Have you ever had to phone the CRA for assistance in completing your tax return? How would you rate the experience?
3) Chapter One of Wiley’s Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making notes that CRA uses information from financial statements of Canadian companies when it assesses income tax returns. Do you think that a strike could create any compliance problems for CRA?