Canada Revenue Agency's tax compliance

Newly released figures from the Canada Revenue Agency suggest the federal government’s push to improve tax compliance has exceeded expectations dramatically.

The previous Conservative government’s 2013 budget estimated that a boost in the agency’s enforcement resources would yield $30 million in 2012-13, $125 million in 2013-14 and $550 million in 2014-15.

But the agency brought in $576 million in 2012-13, $566 million in 2013-14 and over $1.5 billion in 2014-15: more than triple the earlier estimates.