June 26, 2013
/CNW/ - The Chartered Professional Accountants of
(CPA Canada) applauds efforts by the federal government to ensure that all Canadian taxpayers are treated fairly.
The government today announced the addition of a new right to the Taxpayer Bill of Rights ensuring that taxpayers can lodge a service complaint about the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) without fear of reprisal.
"No one expects CRA to be perfect all the time, so issues involving Canadian taxpayers are going to occur," said
, vice-president, taxation, CPA Canada. "The new measure will give Canadians added assurance that they can raise concerns with CRA relating to the country's tax system."
values its ongoing work as a trusted advisor to the government on the design of fair and effective tax legislation. CPA
has established numerous committees featuring the best tax minds from the country's largest accounting firms to assist with its advisory role. In addition, the organization is preparing the next wave of
leading tax experts through a number of tax-related courses and conferences.
About CPA Canada
is the national organization representing the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) profession in
. The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and The Society of Management Accountants of
(CMA Canada) created the organization on
January 1, 2013
, to support unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the CPA banner. CPA
is responsible for providing services to CAs and CMAs on behalf of CICA and CMA Canada as well as to CPAs and CGAs participating in the unification effort. CPAs will serve the public interest across all sectors of the economy with integrity, sound ethical practices, disciplined regulation and proven strategic management and financial expertise. Accounting bodies representing almost 90 per cent of
professional accountants are committed to unification or have already merged under the CPA banner.
SOURCE CPA Canada