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how far back can Canada Revenue Agency audit an individual tax return

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how long should I keep my returns?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Jason Hamilton replied 9 years ago.

Well just like the IRS, in fraud cases, the CRA can audit returns as far back as it wants.

In all other cases, non-fraud cases, the CRA can go back 4 years from the date you mailed your return. Unlike the IRS in which it 3 years.

Here is the link for more information (paragraph 6 is about your question):

Hope this is helpful!

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