CRA could have a ‘field day’ with questionable COVID-19 claims, investigators warn (CBC News)

From CBC News – New federal benefit programs aimed at helping shuttered businesses and people now out of work could pose a dilemma for those who tend to skirt Canadian rules and laws. 

Anti-fraud and legal experts warn that anyone making questionable claims during the COVID-19 pandemic are still subject to the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) powers — which include the ability to perform audits, take back any money owed, and lay fines and serious criminal charges.

Canada’s underground economy accounts for more than $45 billion in annual economic activity, according to the most recent federal statistics.

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