Category: Tax Scam


We have recently received an email which we have confirmed is a scam. If you have received this email, please do not reply.


 We have received your tax calculation and we have determined that you are eligible
to receive a tax refund of 214.17$.

To confirm that you want your tax to be refunded, please go to
 tax refund for individuals and submit the form.

Note: A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example,
submitting invalid records or applying after deadline.

Personal information is collected under the Income Tax Act to administer tax,
benefits, and related programs. It may also be used for any purpose related
to the administration or enforcement of the Act such as audit, compliance and
the payment of debts owed to the Crown. Failure to provide this information
may result in interest payable, penalties or other actions. Under the Privacy Act,
individuals have the right to access their personal information and request
correction if there are errors or omissions.

Please do not reply to this message. It is for your information only.

 Individuals Returns Programs
For telephone, fax, and TTY (teletypewriter) numbers and for
addresses, go to Contact us.
Canada Revenue Agency
Government of Canada
Ottawa ON K1A 0L5

CRA Online Refund Application Tax Scam

An email tax scam is going around requesting taxpayers to fill out an online form and provide things such as credit card information in order to obtain a tax refund. The form that is provided to be filled out appears to be on a webpage that resembles the CRA website and seems to be an official government page.

An example of this email is:

“Dear (name changed),

After a January 2015 review of our records, we have investigated your fiscal activity and tax returns over the last seven years. Our calculations show that you have made over payments of $687.00 CAD. Due to the high volume of refunds to be processed, the telephone help line is unable to assist with this application.

In order to process your refund, you will need to complete the application form made available on the CRA site for this purpose.

To access the application form, please go to CRA – Application Form – Get Started. Your refund may take up to 3 weeks to process. Please make sure you complete the form fully and correctly.

As we are upgrading our records we require the completed form showing your full current details by 01 April 2015.

Thank you,
Canada Revenue Agency”

Have you seen this email and/or have you fallen victim to a tax scam? If so, fill out the online form and we would be happy to assist you further!

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