Taxpayers' Bill of Rights

An Act to confirm the rights of taxpayers and establish the Office for Taxpayer Protection

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.

This bill was previously introduced in the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session.

Sponsor

Joe Peschisolido  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of Dec. 10, 2002
(This bill did not become law.)

Elsewhere

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Physical Activity and Sport ActGovernment Orders

February 27th, 2003 / 3:40 p.m.
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Liberal

Geoff Regan Liberal Halifax West, NS

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. There have been discussions among the parties and I think if you were to seek it you would find unanimous consent for the following motion: That Bill C-332, an act to confirm the rights of taxpayers and establish the office for taxpayer protection, stand in the name of the member for Mississauga South.

Taxpayers' Bill of RightsRoutine Proceedings

December 10th, 2002 / 10:05 a.m.
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Liberal

Joe Peschisolido Liberal Richmond, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-332, an act to confirm the rights of taxpayers and establish the Office for Taxpayer Protection.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today in the House to introduce my private member's bill, an act to confirm the rights of taxpayers and establish the office for taxpayer protection.

The purpose of the bill is to confirm the rights of taxpayers and provide a fairer balance in dealings between taxpayers and the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. It would establish the office of taxpayer protection, headed by an officer of Parliament to be known as the chief advocate. The role of the office would be to assist taxpayers in the assertion of their rights as enumerated in this act.

The Income Tax Act would therefore be amended to provide for greater certainty that where a taxpayer has cooperated with the minister and provided reasonable explanations, the burden of proof would be on the minister to show that taxes ought to be paid.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)