CRA has expanded its liaison officer service for small businesses.
Specifically, CRA now accepts requests from unincorporated small businesses for visits from liaison officers to answer tax questions. Previously, visits to businesses were initiated by CRA. Small business groups or associations may also request in-person seminars from CRA liaison officers.
The liaison officer service was launched in April 2014 as a pilot project, and became a permanent program in April 2015. In November 2016 the CRA piloted the “by request” option in the Greater Toronto and Montreal areas.
CRA has more than 130 liaison officers across Canada. Visits are not audits and don’t result in reassessments, says CRA in a release.
For more details, visit CRA’s website.