As you can see 2016 is a very special year for Eggett Tax Services. It was a very young and handsome Bob Eggett who went with his erasable pen from home to home preparing tax returns, in duplicate and long hand in 1976. They may not have been very pretty but they were in most cases accurate. Bob opened his first office in 1986 but still hand wrote the majority of tax returns in his clients homes. In 2000 with the start of EFILE, the move to office preparation increased but in-home appointments were still a major percentage of tax returns completed. By 2010 the majority of tax returns were in the office with the number of in home visits decreasing. We currently do not offer in-home preparation but offer a pick-up service where the client does not need to visit the office. We still have some of our original clients from 1976. We feel blessed that these clients stuck with us over the years and are still here to celebrate our 40th year in business.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients for their support loyalty and encouragement over the years.
We continue to provide a full-time year-round tax preparation system based on personalized service to minimize the tax an individual is required to pay. Our newsletter and website are designed to inform our clients as to the deductions and credits they are entitled. Our process is a collaborative one stressing communication and trust. Unfortunately we are not perfect even when we strive to be. If errors are made we work with our clients to minimize the effect on their bottom line.
The forty years in business has developed a positive interactive system in which our clients are ensured that they are paying the least amount of taxes.
We look forward to seeing you in the next couple of months for a fulfilling celebration.
There are several “scams” occurring where unauthorized people are posing as representatives from the Canada Revenue Agency demanding immediate payment using threatening language.
CRA uses an established method dealing with taxpayers who are in arrears with their payments. This procedure is professional and respectful towards the taxpayer at all times.
Taxpayers are sent several written notices of the debt and will be given a specific deadline as to when it is to be paid. You will always have an option to discuss the source of the debt. You will always have an option to object to the assessment. CRA will give you a telephone number to call to discuss the situation.
They will not talk to you until they go through a strict procedure to ensure they are speaking with the taxpayer.
A collection officer may call you about your account if there has been no response to several written notices. They will give you their name and agent ID number to identify themselves. They will also ask you some personal information to prove they are actually talking to the correct taxpayer. The personal information may include your birthdate and financial information on your last notice of assessment.
They will try to make a payment plan and ask for postdated cheques. The collection officer will ask you to fill out a form to prove the amount you are suggesting you pay is correct. If they feel you can pay more they can demand payment of that amount. Conversely, if you can prove you are unable to pay any amount you will be given temporary relief.
If there is no payment plan they will take legal action. This legal action can be seizing bank accounts or garnisheeing wages. You will receive written notification if this is going to occur.
If you ignore this last attempt they will proceed with the legal action.
CRA will never call you for immediate payment of an unpaid debt which you have not been previously been notified.
Further they will never threaten you verbally with imprisonment, immediate seizure of assets or any other negative action. CRA never takes payment on the phone by using credit cards. Further the caller will never ask you for your SIN number when speaking with you over the telephone.
There is a current scam circulating requesting that you call a “613” telephone number. If it was a legitimate demand you would be directed to the general information number of 1-800-959-8281.
If you are in receipt of any threatening telephone call concerning the Canada Revenue Agency you are requested to make a report with your local police department.