– Has the CRA already assigned a collection agent to your tax account?
– Is a CRA collection agent threatening to garnish your wages or freeze your bank account?
– Are you afraid that the collection agent will seize your assets due to your tax owing?
If your answer is yes, then your tax case is one of the top priorities to the CRA, and the collection agents will try to enforce every rule in the book to recover the tax revenue from you.
Who are tax collection agents?
In very simple terms, collection agents can be defined as the collection officers appointed by the CRA. More often than not, these collection agents are assigned to tax cases that are of very high priority to the CRA. The collection agents are extremely well-trained in collecting taxes and in getting accounts paid in full.
Know your rights as a tax payer
The collection agents are well aware of the stipulated rules and their rights as collection agents which include the authority to garnish wages, issue bank levies, freeze accounts and seize assets. Conversely, the tax payers too have rights, but very few people are aware of it. This encourages collection agents to cross their legal boundaries to collect taxes.
Do not allow collection agents to take undue advantage of you. If you are unsure of your rights as a tax payer, it is highly recommended that you seek advice and professional help. Tax SOS deals with collection agents on a regular basis on behalf of clients in these tax situations. We can help you exercise your rights.
Consult a tax professional before making any payment
Huge tax bills can be financially devastating. This is especially true if you are facing a financial crisis and are unable to pay the outstanding taxes in full.
Even if you manage to make a partial payment, the CRA will continue to go after you for the remaining amount and may take legal action to collect them.
So it is very important to have experienced tax professionals on your side who can deal with collection agent and can stop the collection agent’s harassment completely.
Be sure to contact Tax SOS before you make any payment.
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