The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories; and various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system. The site includes Federal budget news related to tax, tax alerts, CPP and EI rulings and much more.
Founded in 1945 as an independent tax research organization under the joint sponsorship of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Canadian Bar Association, the Foundation provides a unique forum for lawyers, accountants, academics and other tax professionals to work together for the betterment of the Canadian tax system and the tax profession in general.
The Canadian Tax Foundation is Canada’s leading source of insight on tax issues. The Foundation promotes understanding of the Canadian tax system through analysis, research, and debate, and provides perspective and impartial recommendations concerning its equity, efficiency, and application.
Within the Department of Justice site is the Justice Laws Website - an online source of the consolidated Acts and regulations of Canada. The consolidations are generally updated on a weekly basis.
The site provides access to bilingual PDF versions of consolidated Acts and regulations, point-in-time versions of consolidated Acts and regulations, links to "Amendments Not in force" and "Related Provisions", and shading of provisions in original enactments that are not yet in force.
Finance Canada oversees the development of tax law and other measures, including legislation governing banks and other federal financial institutions, and payments to provinces such as equalization, all of which the Minister of Finance is responsible for.
The Department is therefore involved in preparing many bills that come before Parliament. In an average year a quarter of all the legislation going to Parliament is sponsored by the Minister of Finance. In some years Finance’s share is even greater. The Department releases draft legislation for consultation. As well, this site provides links to Finance legislation from the previous session of Parliament.