Mentally ill still serving member , haven't done my taxes in about 6 years and in need of assistance.

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Post by Trooper on Tue 03 May 2016, 11:22

The only thing I'm worried about in sending in your 2015 an doing them one at a time may put you in a position of losing your rights to tax relief in the form of interest or penalties.

It is an option to consider , but I have just spoken with a CRA disclosure specialist an they strongly advise taken the voluntary disclosure route.

The reason you cannot access my account is because you need to have filed your tax returns for the two previous years in order to be able to open your account.

The CRA said that the disclosure an the relief application would all be sent in with all returns , all at the same time , an they would send you all T4's you need for past years if you contact them an ask for it.
They also said that if you just file your 2015 taxes , the CRA will pick up any past T4's that were not filed , then they will contact you an take action to ensure you file all your past returns , which in this case would leave you without the option of applying for any type of relief.
I'm only going by what I was told , we all know even the CRA specialist are not all on the same page , it makes sense to me , but like I said , the CRA doesn't always give the correct info.

So I guess in the end the choice is up to you Jayse , either way , it's not as complicated as one may think , your mother in law or friends or even H&R BLOCK could help you with this , it's just a matter of getting all your T4's doing or filing each year an filling out the voluntary disclosure form an your good to go.
One final point , your not guaranteed to get approved for the relief.
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Re: Mentally ill still serving member , haven't done my taxes in about 6 years and in need of assistance.

Post by Jayse29 on Wed 04 May 2016, 17:00

Trooper, I am amazed that you have taken the time to look into this for me. I am wondering what the time crunch might be for me to get this done, it is making me ill to think about. I know I have to make a decision but sometimes the depression just turns me back to "not give a xxxx mode. I couldn't bring myself to call today, but I will try tomorrow to get a second opinion.

Again, I am very moved that you would take your personal time to assist me with this. I'm trying to be strong. I will update within the next couple of days.

Thanks Trooper.

-J

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Post by Guest on Thu 05 May 2016, 07:55

yaaa jayse don't know whats going on there but relax and take your time.

don't worry about tax relief just yet.

you have no idea if you even owe the CRA any money let alone penalties and interest . tax relief is for lowering or eliminating any penalties or interest and you would need to know if your applying for penalties ore interest and the amount you were charged for each year in order to apply . sooo you are probably going to need to file your taxes first then when you get your summery back go from there . you may get a refund check or owe no tax at all .

if you owe some tax and they charge you penalties' or interest your summery will show you what they charged you and for what year THEN you carry on with the tax relief .

soooo don't worry about something you may not even need until you get your taxes done.

do your tax first IF you need to apply for relief you WILL be able to do that latter .

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Post by Trooper on Fri 06 May 2016, 10:33

Debunking tax myths

There are groups and individuals in Canada who claim that people can lawfully refuse to pay taxes or file a tax return. Others try to cash in on misunderstandings about tax laws.

In an open and free democracy like Canada, citizens have every right to freely express their opinions on the constitution, taxes, or any other issue. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is concerned, however, that individuals who mistakenly confuse opinions with facts may expose themselves to serious financial and legal problems if this results in their failure to comply with the Income Tax Act and other tax laws.

Remember also that many groups and individuals stand to profit considerably from the perpetuation of certain tax myths. Don't let them profit at your expense!

To help you understand the truth about taxes, the CRA wishes to address some misleading statements and myths about Canada's tax laws and the way they are administered. The CRA also strongly encourages you to always consult with a knowledgeable and trusted advisor before making any significant tax decision.

Myth # 2
The income tax system is based on voluntary compliance because the government knows tax laws are unconstitutional and cannot be enforced.

The Facts
There is no question that voluntary compliance is the cornerstone of Canada's self-assessment taxation system. This simply means that the government expects you to respect the law and comply fully with your tax obligations.

This approach does not imply that the law cannot be enforced if necessary. The Income Tax Act and other laws provide a range of penalties for offences such as tax evasion, failure to pay taxes, failure to disclose income, or refusing to file a tax return. These penalties can include fines, third-party claims, seizures, and criminal prosecution.

On the other hand the Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP) provides taxpayers with the opportunity to come forward and make a voluntary disclosure before they become aware of any compliance action being initiated against them. Taxpayers availing themselves of the VDP will have to pay the taxes owing, plus interest, but may avoid penalties or prosecution.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/nwsrm/myths/menu-eng.html
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Re: Mentally ill still serving member , haven't done my taxes in about 6 years and in need of assistance.

Post by Guest on Fri 06 May 2016, 13:59

when you finished your taxes ill put a link here for the tax relief form just in case you may need it and so you can find it easy its pdf so you can print it .

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/rc4288/rc4288-14e.pdf

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