The CRA news release, which is titled "Harper Government
solidifies partnership with Canada's Professional
The new Canada Revenue Agency
(CRA)-Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)
Framework Agreement was formally signed by Andrew Treusch,
Commissioner of Revenue and Chief Executive Officer of the CRA, and
Kevin Dancey, President and CEO of the CPA, during the Financial
Management Institute's Professional Development Week, being
held in Ottawa from November 25 to 28. The Framework Agreement
recognizes the important relationship between the CRA and CPA
Canada in the successful administration of Canada's tax system,
and promotes regular dialogue between the two organizations on
tax-related matters of common interest. It will also ensure that
input from Canada's accounting professionals is considered as
the CRA moves forward with its change agenda.
A central part of the Framework
Agreement includes the creation of seven committees, each
co-chaired by a senior representative from both the CRA and CPA
Canada, to focus on seven priority areas:
Scientific Research and
Red Tape Reduction;
The agreement is a key element
in the CRA's efforts to build strong relationships with the
Canadian accounting community and tax service providers so that
Canada continues to have a well-functioning and world-class tax
system that benefits all Canadians.
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