Dear Canada Revenue Agency:
Pour l’Agence du revenu du Canada:
In 2013 you sent me a letter kindly asking for my 2011 and 2012 tax returns. In response, I called your agency and informed you that I have been living in Japan since 2010 and that my subsequent income in Canada has been negligible. You verified that this was true and requested I send you a written notice to this effect. I did.
This year you have now sent me two letters to my Japanese address, requesting my 2013 tax return. I’m somewhat baffled by this. Obviously you are still aware that I am living in Japan. You must somehow think that I have acquired a secret source of income in Canada. If this is the case (you seem to be able to verify these things on your own) I would love to hear about it. I’m a little strapped for cash at the moment.
It seems that I have no alternative now but to send you yet another letter detailing the exact same information I have already given you, as you appear to have saved nothing from the previous letter other than my current mailing address.
For the record, I am not currently living in Canada. I have no income in Canada. The total sum of money I have in Canada would not be enough to cover Prime Minister Harper’s teeth whitening, let alone register as taxable income. When I do return to Canada, I will be sure to inform you, as I will be returning penniless, as a student, and I will most assuredly need you to be keeping very diligent account of all the money you will owe me at that time.
You Won’t Let Me Vote, But You Still Hassle Me For Taxes