News release

Tax Sessions for Yarmouth

Businesses in the Yarmouth area 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 and Municipal Relations officials will visit about 60 businesses in the Yarmouth area on Wednesday, Sept. 26 and Thursday, Sept. 27. The visits will help businesses better understand tax laws and cover topics such as filling out tax forms, filing on time and on-line filing options.

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

There will also be discussions on the 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 the public can trust the integrity and equity of the tax system in Canada.

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Businesses in the Yarmouth 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 60 businesses in the Yarmouth area on Wednesday,(September 26th) and Thursday (September 27th). 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:

Deborah Bayer
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations 902-424-0112 E-mail:
Roy Jamieson
Canada Revenue Agency 902-426-9889 E-mail: