OTTAWA – David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, rose in the House of Commons today to reintroduce his Private Member’s Bill to amend the Income Tax Act
“Mr. Speaker, I am pleased and honoured to rise in the House today to re-introduce a bill to amend the Income Tax Act with respect to the release of taxpayer information,” said Mr. Tilson. “The purpose of this bill is to require the minister, upon a court order, to provide a taxpayer's notices of assessment to any person to whom the taxpayer has a legal obligation to make child support payments.”
The bill is designed to give support to the many single parents who struggle to receive child support payments they are entitled to from those who have a legal obligation to provide such payments.
This change to the Income Tax Act would make certain that delinquent parents cannot evade their responsibilities by hiding behind a privacy provision,” said Mr. Tilson. “It is the right thing to do for children and responsible parents who are legally entitled to this support.”