CRA can probe Kent Pro accounts, court rules

The Federal Court of Canada has given the Canada Revenue Agency the green light to comb through the records of Kent Building Supplies’ pro and commercial customers, the National Post reports. In its latest push against the underground economy in construction, the tax agency had applied to the court to obtain “significant data” on pro customers’ purchases from Kent dating back to Jan. 1, 2019,

Kent is now required to forward to the CRA the name and contact information, CRA business number or SIN, and total transaction amounts for all Kent Pro customers who have spent more than $20,000 annually. A division of J. D. Irving, Kent has 48 locations in Atlantic Canada.