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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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Seeking legal counsel, fiduciary accountant shouldn’t be an afterthought

It’s important for those acting as a guardian or a trustee during litigation to seek both experienced legal advice and fiduciary accounting expertise at the outset before ... Read more

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Voluntary disclosure window closing for unreported Swiss accounts

Canadian taxpayers who have not reported their Swiss bank accounts to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) may be running out of time to file a voluntary disclosure, in order to avoid ... Read more

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Year-end brings key opportunities for tax planning

The end of the year brings a number of opportunities to reduce your 2015 taxes — and many taxpayers may already be engaging in tax planning without realizing it, ... Read more

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Americans in Canada should seek tax advice on new FATCA rules

With a legal challenge denied and a new cross-border tax agreement to exchange financial information now in place, American citizens resident in Canada should be sure to seek tax ... Read more

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Resist pressure to take on all files when starting law firm

When starting your own law practice, it can be tempting to take on any work that comes your way — but it is a better idea to stick to your guns and not try to be all things ... Read more

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Charities: file returns or face losing charitable status

News that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has revoked the charitable status of a New Brunswick non-profit underscores how vital it is for charities to file annual information ... Read more

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After the estate trustee is no longer accountable to the OCL

Although trustees are no longer legally compelled to submit estate accounts to the Office of the Children’s Lawyer after a beneficiary reaches 18 years of ... Read more

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Taxpayers may be unaware of extent of CRA collection powers

Taxpayers who have had their file forwarded to a Canada Revenue Agency collections officer may be surprised to learn that these employees have the power to seize bank accounts and ... Read more

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New CRA priorities positive for taxpayers

Priorities set out by the new government that aim to increase the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) focus on clients and improve communication will be very welcome changes for ... Read more

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How the CRA will uncover your offshore assets

By Peter Aprile In the past, financial secrecy was common. The world has changed. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (the ... Read more

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Earning income via corporation means tax deferral, not reduction

Although some believe that small businesses are a vehicle used by the wealthy to avoid tax, earning income this way merely defers taxes on active business income until dividends ... Read more

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Using corporation for income not always a tax advantage

While there is a benefit to using a corporation for active income in some circumstances, it is important to realize that this does not result in an absolute tax savings, Toronto ... Read more

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