Acts by agents and trustees

Generally, the law makes taxpayers responsible for the acts of their agents, and for the acts of trustees when they are a beneficiary of a trust. Accordingly, fraud or evasion on the part of an agent or trustee that results in a shortfall of tax is treated in the same way as fraud or evasion on the part of the taxpayer for the purposes of the Commissioner’s powers in amending a tax assessment.

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Fraud and evasion guidelines for information on what constitutes fraud or evasion.

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    Last modified: 04 Jul 2014QC 41185