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Confidential CRA deal status quo for voluntary disclosures

While reports that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has entered into a ‘secret’ deal with high-net worth individuals who participated in an offshore tax shelter may ... Read more

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Hasty shredding of tax records can bring serious penalties

While it is a commonly held belief that tax records only have to be kept for six years, the question of when to dispose of documents and which ones can be purged is more complex ... Read more

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Unreported online income may require voluntary disclosure

Although there is no difference in the tax treatment of income from website Airbnb or sales by a corner store, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is concerned that not all income ... Read more

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Telltale signs will expose fraudulent CRA call

Tax season is here and Canadians seem to be receiving threatening calls and emails claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on a daily basis — but there are ... Read more

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NewLaw taking action to change the legal industry

The Building NewLaw podcast is now live, with Toronto tax litigation lawyers and hosts  Peter Aprile  and Natalie Worsfold exploring how innovative professionals are ... Read more

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Tax from shared economy in government crosshairs

News that Ontario’s Ministry of Finance is partnering with Airbnb to educate consumers on their tax responsibilities when using the online service is just the latest example ... Read more

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Podcast hopes to connect lawyers, spread ideas, promote change

On  March 1 , join Toronto tax litigation lawyers  Peter Aprile  and Natalie Worsfold for the launch of the  Building NewLaw podcast  — aimed at ... Read more

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CPD webinar to focus on real estate tax issues

Toronto tax litigation lawyer  David J. Rotfleisch is hosting a webinar via CPDonline.ca, where he shares his expertise on the tax implications lawyers may ... Read more

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Taxpayer use of voluntary disclosures on the rise

Newly released data from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) shows that more taxpayers are making use of the Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP) to report previously undisclosed ... Read more

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'Duty of care' rulings may change CRA treatment of taxpayers

A pair of recent court decisions that confirm the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) owes a legal duty of care to Canadians may change the way in which the agency handles taxpayers ... Read more

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CRA doesn't know what it shared improperly with spy agency

OTTAWA – The federal revenue agency says it doesn't know what sort of taxpayer information a rogue employee improperly shared with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service ... Read more

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Attorneyship, guardianship accounts and separating between capital and revenue transactions

By Avi Dahary Periodically, I am asked to comment on attorneyship or guardianship accounts that were prepared by someone else for court-passing and in some cases the first ... Read more

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Tax compliance of Uber drivers natural target for CRA

Although reports have surfaced claiming the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is attempting to audit rideshare company Uber, the agency is likely more interested in ensuring that ... Read more

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Using risk and decision analysis to manage tax disputes

By Peter Aprile Tax appeals are highly complex and uncertain. It requires tax lawyers to make decisions based on unknown information and uncertain events. It is ... Read more

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Rotfleisch featured tax expert on new advice site

Toronto tax litigation lawyer  David J. Rotfleisch and his firm Rotfleisch & Samulovitch Professional Corporation will be featured as experts on the newly-launched ... Read more

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Woodyard to outline tax issues for civil litigators at OBA Institute

Toronto tax litigator  Adrienne Woodyard is set to share her expertise on tax issues facing civil litigators as part of the Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2016. ... Read more

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Cloud-based system tackles knowledge management, search concerns

With the goal of retaining, accessing, and sharing large amounts of internal information and knowledge while minimizing the time spent sifting through it, Toronto tax ... Read more

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Incorporation brings tax advantages for law firms

There are both tax and non-tax related reasons for lawyers to consider incorporation, but to date, only a small number of firms have structured themselves in this way, Toronto tax ... Read more

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CRA can 'reset' limitation period on tax debt collection

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) may be prevented from collecting tax debts that are more than 10 years old — but only if there has been no collections action from the agency ... Read more

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Case highlights limits of CRA audit powers

A Quebec judge's recent criticism of the Canada Revenue Agency’s conduct in a probe that led to criminal charges highlights the fact that the CRA is not permitted to use its ... Read more

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