Mr. Stan Darling (Parry Sound-Muskoka):
Madam Speaker, the deadline for the filing of income tax forms is only weeks away, yet this year taxpayers and officials in the Department of National Revenue are caught in a horrible muddle. Officials are advising taxpayers to complete their forms as if proposed tax measures contained in the budget of last November were law, or face retroactive charges with interest penalties. Taxpayers following these instructions are also being told that no tax returns Tilled out according to the budget will be processed by the department until the measures in the budget become law. People claiming refunds could be waiting for their money for a long time. I move, seconded by the hon. member for Simcoe North (Mr. Lewis):
That the Minister of Finance immediately present his tax change measures to the House for debate; Canadian taxpayers must be able to file claims based on actual, not hypothetical legislation, and officials in the Department of National Revenue must have the authority to process these claims.
Subtopic: INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic: INFORMATION NEEDED FOR FILING CLAIMS-MOTION UNDER