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Success of CRA crackdown on offshore tax evasion unclear

Although the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) claims the Panama Papers scandal has allowed it to showcase how the agency has changed its tactics,  Canadian tax lawyer David J. ... Read more

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Voluntary disclosure wise for restaurateur with unreported sales

Although the food sector is a common target of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) auditors, there is an option available to restaurant owners who have engaged in unreported cash ... Read more

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Voluntary disclosure deal 'made sense' in KPMG matter

Although recent reports raise interesting points about the actions of accounting giant KPMG in an alleged offshore tax “sham,” criticisms of the use of the Voluntary ... Read more

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Questions an effective decision-making tool

Instead of pushing your point of view on a colleague, a preferable approach is to ask questions that prompt   an individual to come to their own conclusion on an ... Read more

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Crucial to retain records when deducting Airbnb expenses

Taxpayers hoping to claim expenses related to their Airbnb activity should know that some will be fully deductible, but others need to be prorated — and the key to ... Read more

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Risk profile key in assessing best tax, estate planning strategy

There are a number of approaches lawyers and other advisors can take when implementing estate and tax planning strategies for individuals and families — but it is ultimately ... Read more

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The position of executor: from cradle to grave – Part III

By Avi Dahary Taking inventory of estate assets In part two of this series, I explored the initial steps one needs to take when they are named an executor in a ... Read more

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Fingerprinting may lead to border issues for accused tax evaders

As they do not fall under the Criminal Code of Canada, tax evasion charges have not historically resulted in individuals being denied entry to the United States — but with ... Read more

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Solicitor-client privilege does not extend to accountant files

Although communications between tax lawyers and their clients are subject to solicitor-client privilege, the files of accountants can be seized by the taxman and form part of a ... Read more

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Woodyard to chair Law Society 'Tax Primer for Litigators' program

Toronto tax litigator  Adrienne Woodyard  will chair the upcoming ‘Tax Primer for Litigators’ continuing professional development program, presented by the ... Read more

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Answering complex tax queries requires in-depth experience

It is unsurprising that a recent evaluation showed some small businesses have been receiving inadequate information from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) call centre, as it takes ... Read more

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The position of executor: from cradle to grave – Part II

By Avi Dahary Fact gathering In part one of this series, I provided an introduction to the position of estate executor, including basic principles to follow and ... Read more

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The blueprint for a border-adjustment tax

By Dennis Nerland The current incentive for multinational corporations with U.S. and Canadian operations is to shift income out of the U.S. corporate tax environment, where ... Read more

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Canada's role as global tax haven 'surprising': Rotfleisch

Reports that Canada is considered to be a useful player in international tax evasion is just the latest surprising revelation from the Panama Papers information leak, Canadian ... Read more

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Top driver's case demonstrates taxman's collection powers

Reports claim that Revenue Quebec may be pursuing former world champion Formula One racer Jacques Villeneuve for $1.7 million in unpaid taxes — and in cases like this, the ... Read more

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The position of executor: from cradle to grave

By Avi Dahary Part I – An introduction to the position This is the first of a 10-part series in which the position of estate executor is explored from the time an ... Read more

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Tax record 'snooping' undermines confidence in system

Although the privacy of tax records is guaranteed by law, recent reports that claim the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was unable to prevent several employees from improperly ... Read more

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Expect audit letters following CRA review of funds transfers

As part of its crackdown on unreported offshore income and assets, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is set to ramp up its focus on electronic funds transfers to certain ... Read more

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Detail, documentation critical to taxpayer relief application

Taxpayer relief applications are one way in which individuals can seek to have the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) waive or cancel penalties or interest — but when filing a ... Read more

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Consider options ahead of 2017 changes to taxation of goodwill

With changes related to the income tax treatment of goodwill set to come into force on Jan. 1, any business owner thinking about selling should consider a restructuring plan that ... Read more

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