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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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Disproportionate expense claim guarantees CRA audit

Getting audited is not the end of the world, but it can be stressful for taxpayers — and there are certain claims that will almost certainly trigger a closer look ... Read more

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Law firms should update potential electronic security vulnerabilities

The Panama Papers scandal should prompt law firms, and other professional services firms, to update their electronic security measures, says Toronto business lawyer Joel ... Read more

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Potential partnership requires right approach to practice

Having the right outlook is an important quality for young lawyers hoping to one day be considered for partnership; senior partners want to see that associates are willing to take ... Read more

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Offshore pensions, assets among biggest tax filing errors

There are a number of mistakes Canadians often make when filing their taxes, but one of the most common is forgetting to declare an offshore pension, Toronto tax attorney David ... Read more

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Safe path best for dealing with offshore tax evasion

Amid news that a group of media outlets has revealed the hidden identities of hundreds of Canadians with investments in offshore tax havens, Toronto tax litigation lawyer  ... Read more

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Data leak highlights risk of unreported offshore assets

While the recent release of millions of documents detailing the offshore assets of a number of prominent international figures may be unprecedented in terms of its scale, this is ... Read more

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Executors: Prepare for CRA’s due diligence on deceased’s real estate

By Avi Dahary Occasionally, an estate executor may be in a situation where a deceased’s estate includes a real estate property that consists of attached principal ... Read more

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