Revenue Canada is Evil

Ok people. I am really really really not happy with Revenue Canada. In fact... I think they suck. I mean seriously. Don't they have better things to do with their time than harrass me about my measly little medical claim? I can't believe the documentation I have to give them... in 30 days or we have to repay our refund. Stupid revenue canada. I have to give them a letter from EACH doctor I saw last year telling them why I had to see them and why I couldn't see someone in my own town.

Now don't get me wrong. I don't mind them asking for proof of my claims, I just don't think they should be able to ask for MORE proof that they didn't require the first time around!! I mean seriously, this is ridiculous. One of my doctor's went on maternity leave and her snarky nurse told me this morning that she wouldn't send me any letters. I could wait until my doctor returns next year. That's really useful. Thanks. And the hospital where I delivered Olivia is more than willing to provide proof that I delivered there but they don't send out letters confirming all the millions of appointments I had there. And revenue canada says what I have is not enough. I hate revenue canada.

I am simply not sane enough to deal with this crap.

I'd like to see one of them come and live in my house and produce receipts for something that happened a year and a half ago. I HAD them SOMEWHERE. At tax time. I should have just sent them in then. But no, they didn't want them then. They want them NOW when I can't find them anymore. Stupid revenue canada.

And I know, if I was a more organized together person this wouldn't be that big of a deal. But I am not. So there.

And Olivia is screaming.

And Owen is growling at me and shooting me with pretend guns.

Luckily Aiden is at school today.



Colleen said…
URG! I feel angry, too. BLAHHHHHHHHH! And POOP! And thlbppppp. Crappy crap CRAP.

Bebemiqui said…
I'd like to think that the internet is going to fix everything and that the government will get their stuff quickly and easily.
And yet, governments are the opposite of efficiency, so I'm sure they hate technology.
I've been waiting for 8 months to find out if my kids have Medicaid (government healthcare), no straight answers and they haven't been to a doctor in over a year. Grrr!
Special K ~Toni said…
I (thankfully) haven't ever had to deal with this. Seems a bit ridiculous that the medical office can't or won't provide you with the required documents. Can they do that?

Hope it gets better!
Amanda Franks said…
I so hear you on this one. I have to do the same sort of thing for my charitable contribution, only this year I combined givings from the past three years. I've moved three times in the past three year. And someone else does my taxes! It's enough to drive anyone to the brink.
I am having a very bad experience with Revenue Canada. After loosing my business expense receipts in 2003, they held a hearing without inviting me because they sent the notice to someone else. After an Appeal - they offered a settlement but then applied the ruling unevenly over two years. The result is that I owe more money now than I made in 2000-2001, the tax years in question.
Their actions contradict their own Taxpayer's Bill of Rights for process errors and delays that cost money. I'm working with my MP and the Attorney General's office but this process is very slow and it should never have gotten this far if they had any amount of professional ethics.
I know this type of thing has happened to many Canadians and I think it is time we speak out.
I'm happy for your post - more people, including those that haven't yet had bad experiences with Revenue Canada should speak out.
Joseph Zimmermann
14 April 2009
David said…
Absolutely cruel & abusive treatment by CRA! These are heartless and cold people w/zero compassion for their fellow Canadians! So sad!
Anonymous said…
need to check

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