The Losses Keep Mounting

How much has been lost to Construction Industry Tax Fraud in the past year? Watch the losses climb, from Jan. 1, 2018 to now.

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What should we do to stop construction industry tax fraud? 

IN THE UNITED STATES

ENFORCE THE LAW. 

The IRS and other tax agencies need more funding to do their jobs.   

MAKE OUR LAWS STRONGER. 

We need to expand and strengthen solutions that work.  

Sophisticated contractors at the upper levels repeatedly use law-breaking subcontractors and labor brokers to get around the law. They will keep cheating and committing tax fraud as long as they can dodge accountability.  If those contractors were held responsible they would think twice before using crooked subcontractors and labor brokers.   

We also need to strengthen private enforcement by removing roadblocks like forced individual arbitration agreements. 

REFORM IMMIGRATION. 

Enact comprehensive immigration reform to bring construction workers out of the shadows, so they will not be afraid to stick up for their rights. 

WORK TOGETHER. 

Our tax agencies need to get out of their silos and work together.  State Attorneys General and district attorneys can team up to fight construction industry tax fraud in states, provinces, counties and cities.  

IN CANADA

ENFORCE THE LAW. 

The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Criminal Investigations Program and other government enforcement agencies need more funding to do their jobs.

MAKE OUR LAWS STRONGER. 

We need to expand and strengthen solutions that work. 

Sophisticated contractors at the upper levels use law-breaking subcontractors and labour brokers to get around the law. They will keep cheating and committing tax fraud as long as they can dodge accountability.  If those contractors were held responsible they would think twice before using crooked subcontractors and labour brokers.   

We also need to strengthen reporting mechanisms so when a citizen reports tax fraud, action is taken. 

REFORM IMMIGRATION. 

Enact comprehensive immigration reform to bring construction workers out of the shadows, so they will not be afraid to stick up for their rights. 

WORK TOGETHER. 

The CRA and other enforcement agencies need to get out of their silos and work together.  Provincial and federal prosecutors can team up with investigators to fight construction industry tax fraud throughout Canada.  

It’s time to protect our communities, construction workers and honest contractors!