CRA Tax Debt? Is a Voluntary Disclosure Application the Answer?
Did you know about the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Taxpayer Relief Program for tax debt relief? If you have a CRA tax debt you’re likely pretty stressed about it, but don’t worry, you are not alone. Dealing with a tax debt takes work, but in order to avoid further aggravating the issue, it is something you need to do right away.
Maybe you’ve already considered applying for the CRA’s Taxpayer Relief Program. This program gives taxpayers the opportunity, under certain conditions, to apply for relief of interest and penalties. Since penalties and interest on a CRA tax debt grow very quickly, this is an important resource.
Tax debt may leave you feeling hopeless, but just remember: you’re not breaking the law simply because you owe money to the CRA. Just don’t ignore the problem either, hoping it will go away. CRA is mandated to act within their means to get the taxes you owe, and they can utilize all available enforcement tricks and strategies to do so. If you’re not careful, this can easily leave you in a financial mess.
What types of enforcement action are we talking about? Wage garnishments, frozen bank accounts, even property liens, are all popular options for the CRA. Each one, however, has the potential to leave you feeling strapped.
What options do you have? Enforcement action can be avoided if you have the means to pay the CRA in full. If you don’t, it is time to consider what other avenues are open to get the tax debt dealt with.
Bankruptcy – If you have a tax debt in addition to a mountain of other debt, filing for bankruptcy may be the smartest solution. Doing so provides you with the ultimate fresh start – one you know you can achieve in as little as nine months.
Consumer Proposal – A consumer proposal is another option. If your personal debt, including your tax debt, is significant, a proposal to all creditors may result in a decreased total owing, a definite payback period, and no interest.
What’s important to keep in mind with both of these options though is that you want to have someone in your corner at all times. An experienced debt consultant has the knowledge and expertise to assess your unique situation and help you determine the best course of action to suit your current needs and future goals.
When you have a CRA tax debt, the best thing to do is work with a qualified financial professional to know your options and make the wisest choice.
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