Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceTaxesCanada · 4 months ago

Can a landlord verify tax return documents ?

So lets say I apply for new apartment and the landlord wants tax return to verify proof of income. Can they call Canada revenue to verify? Will Canada revenue or tax return office disclose how much that person made that year? Or would that be deemed privacy breach?

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Of course not........... But lying is a good way to get an apartment you can't afford.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    4 months ago

    What color is the apartment?

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    No they can't do that by phone.

    But they can require you to sign an authorization allowing transcripts of your tax returns to be sent to them.

    That's standard practice in mortgage lending but it's not commonly done in rental situations as it takes too long for the documents to arrive.

  • Judy
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    No, but thy can require you to provide an official certified copy

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  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    you can show they your last paycheck. redact the SS# and your payroll employee#.

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