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Tax obligations, debts continue for incapacitated individuals

As incapacitated individuals have the same tax filing requirements as all other taxpayers, substitute decision makers should be sure to stay on top of their ... Read more

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Webinar to outline tips for navigating tax audits

On Oct. 1 , Toronto tax litigator  Adrienne Woodyard  will share practical strategies for navigating audits and resolving tax disputes with the government via a ... Read more

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Large costs award for CRA provides lessons for taxpayers

The Tax Court of Canada's recent move to hand down one of the first cost awards against a taxpayer under a new set of rules should be considered a cautionary ... Read more

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More to uncollectible tax debt data than meets the eye

Recent reports detailing the Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) move to write off some $4 billion in uncollectable debts over the last two years do not necessarily ... Read more

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Seek out reputable accountant to guard against tax fraud

Unfortunately for taxpayers, cases of fraud involving tax preparers are a well-known phenomenon in Canada, and serve to highlight the importance of using a reputable accountant, ... Read more

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Employee v. freelancer distinction key from tax perspective

The question of whether a person is an employee or an independent contractor can be a minefield from a tax point of view, with the employer assuming most of the risk, Toronto tax ... Read more

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Ruling in Guindon will likely mean more tax preparer penalties

The Supreme Court of Canada's recent ruling that administrative monetary penalties do not offend constitutional rights will likely have a “chilling” effect ... Read more

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Case confirms CRA cannot arbitrarily delay assessment

The Federal Court’s recent move to order the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to process a tax return it had been holding for two years in hopes of discouraging ... Read more

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Implications of tax disclosure case 'troubling' for public companies

A recent Federal Court decision that compels a large business to disclose the "roadmap" of its uncertain tax positions to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) may signal a "troubling" ... Read more

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Passion, talent not enough to prove business activities

A recent Tax Court of Canada decision that questioned whether a hockey blog is a business or a hobby should remind entrepreneurs of the importance of understanding ... Read more

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CRA dispute highlights transfer pricing rules, requirements

News that the Canadian Revenue Agency is seeking more than US$200 million in back taxes and penalties from a Vancouver-based "streaming" firm is an important reminder that ... Read more

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Federal revenue agency writes off billions in 'uncollectible' tax debts

OTTAWA - The federal revenue agency has written off at least $4 billion in debts in the last two years - including accounts worth more than $10 million, newly released records ... Read more

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Jump in voluntary disclosures shows awareness of new reality

Recently reported data that shows a large increase in the number of voluntary disclosures to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is just the latest sign that taxpayers are ... Read more

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Taxpayers must approach CRA audits strategically

When it comes to managing a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) audit, the key thing for taxpayers to keep in mind is that in most cases, there is a “reverse onus” on the ... Read more

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Aprile hosts webinar series on tax issues in family law

Toronto tax litigation lawyer Peter Aprile is presenting a series of webinars aimed at helping family law practitioners navigate complex tax matters when advising their clients. ... Read more

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Income splitting still limited for private corporations

Although a recent study raises the possibility that those in several higher-income professions have been income splitting for years, for most, this is not the main tax ... Read more

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Shooting by alleged de-taxer latest tragedy involving group

Reports that a man implicated in the recent shooting death of an Edmonton police officer may also be linked to a group of de-taxers is the most recent incident involving a ... Read more

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New name reflects firm's role as tax litigation innovators

Continuing its focus on rigorous representation and great results, Toronto law firm ATX Law has changed its name to  Counter Tax Lawyers  this month, to better ... Read more

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CRA security concerns persist after recent study

It is clear that data security remains a concern at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), after reports that nearly a quarter of employees clicked on a fake phishing email as part ... Read more

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Start planning tax strategies now: Rotfleisch

Tax season may officially be over, but it is time for taxpayers to start planning strategies for this year, Toronto tax litigation lawyer David J. Rotfleisch tells ... Read more

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