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Greed Drives Fraud, Fraud Threatens Safety.

Construction industry tax fraud cheats only invest in themselves, and those that undermine legislation, skirt workers health and safety protocols, and avoid WSIB often cut corners with safety too.

Send this letter to your MP and help us support our fight against tax fraud and the underground economy.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • Send our online letter to your MP
  • Join the MRCO Tax Fraud Days of Action Campaign
  • Join your Local Political Action committee
  • Talk to you Business Representative
  • Talk to your MP on the issue
  • Talk to your MPP on the issue
  • Protect tax-paying contractors and their employees
  • Support safety and training development
  • Support fair competition
  • Support law enforcement
  • Support government that supports a level playing field
Regional Council of Ontario

OUR ASKS

OUR ASKS

DESIGNATING A SPECIFIC CRA AUDITOR TO WORK WITH THE UBC

The UBC suggested that a CRA auditor be designated to work with the UBC to identify contractor tax fraud in the underground economy through the CRC Leads Program. The UBC does not expect this auditor to be exclusively assigned to only UBC matters, rather we would like to work with a designated and knowledgeable auditor, so we can develop a rapport and relationship that produces results.

CRA UNDERGROUND ECONOMY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The UBC ask that the federal government (Department of National Revenue) consider adding the UBC to the list of member organizations serving on the CRA Underground Economy Advisory Committee. We believe the UBC has a wealth of knowledge on this topic and would be a great asset to the federal government.

LEGISLATIVE DETERRENTS

The UBC request the federal government study the feasibility of legislative options to impose stronger and enforceable owner and prime contractor/owner liability, as an effective deterrent to the tax fraud and the underground economy. The UBC is available to submit a proposal based on what other jurisdictions are using to address this issue.

UBC Millwrights

OUR GOAL

OUR GOAL

ENFORCE THE LAW.

The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Criminal Investigations Program and other government enforcement agencies need more funding to do their jobs, and engage in strategic, impactful enforcement.

MAKE OUR LAWS STRONGER.

We need to expand and strengthen solutions that work. Sophisticated contractors at the upper levels use law-breaking subcontractors and labour brokers to get around the law.

They will keep cheating and committing tax fraud as long as they can dodge accountability. If those contractors were held responsible they would think twice before using crooked subcontractors and labour brokers.

We also need to strengthen reporting mechanisms so when a citizen reports tax fraud, action is taken.

REFORM IMMIGRATION.

Enact comprehensive immigration reform to bring construction workers out of the shadows, so they will not be afraid to stick up for their rights.

WORK TOGETHER.

The CRA and other enforcement agencies need to get out of their silos and work together. Provincial and federal prosecutors can team up with investigators to fight construction industry tax fraud throughout Canada.

Our Goal

FOR CORRUPT CONTRACTORS, THE GOAL IS MAXIMUM PROFITS.