For most Canadian taxpayers, the normal reassessment period for income tax is three years. This means that the CRA has three years from the date that your tax return for a particular year is initially assessed to reassess.

After that normal reassessment period has expired, you can argue that a reassessment is not valid and should be vacated. After the normal reassessment period has expired for a given year, we refer to an assessment of that year as being “statute-barred”.

Generally you can ask for a change to a return for a tax year ending in any of the 10 previous calendar years. For example, a request made in 2016 must relate to the 2006 or a later tax year to be considered.

If you have a adjustment to be made in the 2006 calendar year, just contact us…

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