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Foreign Income Verification Statement (Form T1135)

Canada Revenue Agency announced a change to form T1135 Foreign Income Verification Statement for taxation years ending after June 30, 2013. The purpose of this move is to crack down on international tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance as laid out in the 2013 Economic Action Plan. Individuals, corporations, trusts, and certain partnerships, that, at any time during a year, own specified foreign investment property costing more than $100,000 must file a Form T1135 by the filing due-date of their income return . This applies even if the taxpayer has no tax payable during the year. If you own specified foreign property in excess of $100,000 and fail to file Form T1135, you could be subject to late filing penalties of $25 per day to a maximum of $2,500 per year. For more information read here