gab asked in Business & FinanceTaxesCanada · 5 months ago

Is my landlord doing tax fraud ?

Is my landlord doing tax fraud ? For the past 10 years, my landlord, who lives in New York (Me in Quebec) has been using my address as his to receive his mail. He has a friend that picks up the mail and rent from us to send it to him. I started looking into it because it looked odd. I don’t really understand why but from what I heard, he’s using my address to receive his mail and making the government think he lives there so they don’t know we’re paying him rent, which means instead of paying taxes, he gets the full rent without the tax deduction. Can someone please let me know if that’s it? Thanks!

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  • 3 months ago

    the landlord is within his rights to use the address as a mailing address.  But you would be unable to sign for any packages.  Also, it would not be wrong for you to return mail to sender as 'not living at this address'. But the landlord would find out and could make life difficult for you or not renew your lease.

    At the end of the day, it makes no difference to you where his mail is sent and if he is doing tax fraud, he will be caught up sooner or later. It could just be that he needs a Canadian address for some things, and so, quite rightly, is using yours.

    It would be very easy for the Government to check who lives at your address anyway, and he would find it difficult to prove that he did...

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  • 4 months ago

    Yes and she they sound like they are Portuguese because only Portuguese people are this nasty corrupt 

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    • SCATTY c
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      3 months agoReport

      Darlene, this comment comes from a kid who also asks 'does oatmeal give you stinky farts' !

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  • 5 months ago

    You can make an anonymous call to Canada Revenue Agency at 1 (800) 959-8281 to report suspected tax fraud.

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  • 5 months ago

    It's his house and he needs a Canadian address to receive Canadian mail, so why wouldn't he use HIS house as his Canadian address? The only thing that would be unreasonable is if he expects you to mail it to him in the U.S., at your expense.

    Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience & with Landlord & Tenant law experience.
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  • 5 months ago

    It's completely up to you to take HIS mail to the post office and tell them that 'this person doesn't live here, I keep getting his mail'. When it's delivered, write on the outside 'wrong address, return to sender' and send it back into the mail system.

    It's the easiest way to stop whatever illegal thing is going on. The only mail that's ok to deliver to your address is YOUR mail, not his.

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  • NA
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Check with CRA.  If the landlord is NOT a Canadian citizen:  If the locations were reversed, the USA taxing authority would require you to send them 30% of each rent check. 

    • NA
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      I checked.  You or his rental agent are required to send 25% of the rent to tje CRA by the 15th off the fillowing month.

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  • 5 months ago

    I don't think anyone but your landlord would know his motive. There could be legitimate reasons why he receives mail there. 

    Regardless, of where he receives his mail, the government would not know what is in the mail or that he is collecting rent.

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