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Voluntary disclosure best option for coming clean with CRA

For Canadians who may be wondering how to go about disclosing their unreported income to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the good news is that the taxman has a specific ... Read more

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Woodyard to speak at Law Society taxation program

Toronto tax litigator  Adrienne Woodyard  will share her insights on advising clients with tax compliance problems at the upcoming ‘Taxation for General ... Read more

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CRA search for offshore tax evasion aided by database, bank info

Although the searchable database at the centre of the Panama Papers data leak may have made it easier for authorities to crack down on unreported offshore accounts, it is ... Read more

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CRA taking novel approach to underground economy crackdown

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is setting its sights on the underground economy — and taking innovative approaches to find unpaid taxes in the construction, ... Read more

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Trustee duties extend to relational, financial issues

For trustees, the ability to manage a trust’s tax and investment needs is vital – but a focus on relational issues among stakeholders is also key to effectively ... Read more

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Most taxpayers would 'suffer' in CRA strike situation

Thousands of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) employees could be in a position to strike after recently rejecting their employer’s latest contract offer — a move that would ... Read more

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CRA's swift action shows priority of Panama Papers files

The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) rapid and public response to the recent ‘Panama Papers’ information leak shows just how much importance the taxman is ... Read more

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Filing tax returns crucial — even for part-time earners

A student’s part-time earnings may seem too insignificant to file on a tax return, but there are potential advantages to doing so, including the ability to claim credits and ... Read more

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SCC ruling ends demands for tax lawyer accounting records

The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent move to declare invalid a section of the Income Tax Act (ITA) that exempted lawyers' accounting records from solicitor-client ... Read more

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Outside perspectives vital to NewLaw success

For law firms of the future, looking outside of the legal industry and recognizing the skills that professionals from other fields can bring to a legal practice will be integral ... Read more

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CRA options extensive for collecting unpaid taxes

With recent reports claiming that the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) total uncollected tax debt has soared in the last decade, taxpayers should be aware that the ... Read more

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Dennis Nerland tackles complex tax issues with unique skill set

As an innovator in the field of economic modeling, Calgary tax and fiduciary services lawyer  Dennis Nerland  thrives on the opportunity to craft tailored solutions to ... Read more

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Decision shows difficulty of establishing fraud in tax court

A lawyer’s failed bid to reopen his Tax Court of Canada case after accusing the justice department of defrauding the court not only shows how difficult it is to establish ... Read more

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Illegal unreported offshore income focus of CRA, global crackdown

While it is not illegal to have an offshore account, it is against the law to fail to declare offshore income or assets to the taxman — and the Canada Revenue Agency ... Read more

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Regular updates could have prevented 'unfortunate' tax appeal

A recent Tax Court of Canada case alleging that the justice department's move to discontinue an appeal constituted a fraud on the court was an unfortunate situation ... Read more

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Voluntary disclosure window closing as CRA explores Panama Papers

Following news that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has access to the information contained in the infamous ‘Panama Papers,’ time is running out for those involved to ... Read more

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CRA enforcement efforts set sights on domestic, offshore accounts

News that recent enforcement initiatives significantly surpassed the Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) expectations in 2014-2015 is just the latest evidence ... Read more

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Not filing returns risky way of handling tax dispute

One B.C. man may have only received the minimum penalty after recently being convicted of failing to file tax returns, but it is possible that someone in a similar situation ... Read more

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The fine line that separates winning and losing a tax dispute

By Peter Aprile We are entrepreneurs and tax lawyers and, therefore, we think we know a little bit about building a business. We are very aware that building a successful ... Read more

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Major changes on tax return can trigger review

A number of tax claims have the potential to attract an auditor’s attention, but significant changes from one year to the next are almost certain to lead to a review of ... Read more

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