Ms. Hogan ironically said that stopping audits would not be a good idea when she was asked about small businesses being audited, and now she's stopping her audit of the agency's verification of CERB recipients.
My question will be for CRA, whoever wants to answer it. The Auditor General has agreed to delay her audit into CRA's verification of CERB abuses because CRA hasn't done any such verifications almost two years after the program began.
Is there someone here from CRA who can answer this? The Auditor General's being very generous with you over at CRA. I wonder if you apply the same rules to the people you audit. If a small business says to CRA that it has done no documentation or verification of its transactions, then presumably you'd have nothing to audit. Would you do for that small business what the Auditor General is doing for you and just say, “Don't worry. We're not going to audit you because there's nothing to audit and we'll give you a free ride”?
Is that what CRA would do if it were in the same situation in dealing with a small business filer that the Auditor General is in with the CRA right now?