News release

Tax Sessions for Cheticamp Area

Businesses in western Cape Breton will receive information about taxes from the Canada Revenue Agency and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations officials this week.

Through the Community Visit Program, the Canada Revenue Agency and Service Nova Scotia officials will visit about 80 businesses in the area from Belle Côte to Cheticamp on Wednesday, Sept. 12 and Thursday, Sept. 13. They will cover topics such as filling out tax forms, filing on time, and on-line filing options. The information will help businesses better understand tax laws.

The visits will also give an update on services available from local tax offices. The visits will help individuals and businesses fully comply with tax laws.

The community visits will also discuss risks of the underground economy business activity that goes unreported or under-reported. The underground economy is damaging to the tax system and honest individuals and businesses that live up to their responsibilities by complying with the tax law.

Since 1994, the government of Canada and the province of Nova Scotia have worked together to combat the underground economy, tax evasion and smuggling. The Canada Revenue Agency and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations are dedicated to ensuring that the public can trust the integrity and equity of the tax system in Canada.

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Businesses in western Cape Breton will receive information about taxes from the Canada Revenue Agency and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations officials this week.

Through the Community Visit Program, the Canada Revenue Agency and Service Nova Scotia officials will visit about 80 businesses in the area from Belle Côte to Cheticamp on Wednesday, (September 12th) and Thursday (September 13th). The information will help businesses better understand tax laws.

The visits will also discuss risks of the underground economy -– business activity that goes unreported or under-reported –- that damages the tax system and honest individuals and businesses that fulfill responsibilities by complying with tax laws.

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Media Contacts:

Donna Chislett
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations 902-424-6336 E-mail:
Roy Jamieson
Canada Revenue Agency 902-426-9889 E-mail: