Government debts including income tax, HST and payroll source deductions are no different than any other debts you may owe.
The only difference between Canada Revenue Agency and other creditors are their special collection rights. These rights include the ability to:
Garnish wages and seize assets without a court order
Register an involuntary mortgage on your property
Collection action from the government, including these special rights, can be stopped and discharged by:
Filing personal bankruptcy
Making a consumer proposal
Attempting to dig yourself out on your own
Use the Debt Options Calculator to find the best option to deal with your tax debt without filing for personal bankruptcy.