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Every year, the Canada Revenue Agency randomly selects income tax returns for assessment reviews and audits. If your return was prepared by H&R Block and you received any review request from the Canada Revenue Agency, please notify H&R Block and we'll take care of the request and help with any CRA correspondence. Even if your return wasn't prepared by us, we'll still provide free advice and guidance, as well as conduct a Second Look service on your prior-year tax returns at no cost.
Things to know about after-assessment reviews:
- Though the vast majority of assessment reviews and audits do not result in an adjustment, the CRA can issue a Notice of Reassessment if it finds you do not qualify for a credit or deduction.
- Filing electronically does not increase your odds of an after-assessment review. The CRA uses the same selection process for paper and electronic returns.
- You don't have to agree with the CRA. You can appeal your Notice of Reassessment if you disagree with the decision. H&R Block will help you prepare a Notice of Objection if we believe the CRA has made an error. Filing an objection is the first step in the formal process of resolving a dispute. You must file an objection within 90 days of the day the CRA mailed your Notice of Assessment.
- If you are in error, the CRA will charge interest on the additional amount from the deadline date of the tax year.
- Normally, the CRA can only go back three years to reassess a prior-year return. However, if an error or omission was made out of neglect, carelessness or wilful default, the CRA can go back as far as it wishes.