Frequently Asked Questions
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) may call you if they need to discuss your tax or benefit situation—for example, if you owe taxes, did not file a tax return, or . However, there are many scams out there involving a caller who pretends to be from the CRA in order to get personal or financial information from you.
Before giving any personal or financial information to a caller, you should first verify that they are actually calling from the CRA. To do this, you should:
There are also some “red flags” to look out for that could indicate the caller is a scammer. These include:
For more information and other things to look out for, visit the Canada Revenue Agency website here.
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre lists the following recent COVID-19 scams on their website:
If anyone contacts you with a COVID-19 scam, don’t provide any financial information, hang up and report the call to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at (toll-free) 1-888-495-8501 or online.