Frequently asked questions about voluntary disclosure program - anonymously

Can I make an anonymous disclosure through Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP)?

You can make an anonymous disclosure, also known as the "no-name" method. A non-name disclosure means you do not identify yourself on the initial disclosure submission, but you do have to prove how you meet the four criteria. You must also supply the supporting information just as you would for a disclosure where the taxpayer is identified up-front.

You will have 90 calendar days to identify the taxpayer involved. This 90-day period will not begin on the date you send in your original disclosure, but on the date the CRA sends you a letter informing you that the 90-day count has begun. You have to identify the tax payer on or before the 90th day or the CRA will close the disclosure file.

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Can I make a disclosure through Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) more than once?

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The list of FAQ was provided by Proccounting Inc, a firm that helps many Canadians solve their tax problems.

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