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Taxpayers should seek answers from professionals, not CRA

A recent survey that suggests as many as one in four business callers to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) are receiving inaccurate information highlights the fact that taxpayers ... Read more

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Woodyard to discuss managing tax audits, investigations

Toronto tax litigator Adrienne Woodyard is set to share her expertise on resolving potential tax disputes at an upcoming course in Calgary. On March 10, Woodyard, partner ... Read more

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Survey echoes experiences with CRA call centre advice

Results of a survey that show a number of business callers have been receiving incorrect advice from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) only confirm what some taxpayers, ... Read more

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Tax Court cost rules apply to inappropriate pleadings, recent ruling shows

A rare award of solicitor-client costs handed down by the Tax Court of Canada in a recent case is an example of how the court’s new cost award rules ... Read more

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Jail sentences typical in 'de-taxer' counselling cases

News that a B.C. man was recently sentenced to jail time for educating others on how to avoid paying taxes shows the zero tolerance that both the Canada Revenue Agency and ... Read more

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Cases may signal a new duty of care to taxpayers

While past decisions have held that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) owed a duty of care only to the minister of revenue rather than to taxpayers, two recent cases may ... Read more

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Recent FCA tax ruling reaffirms Sommerer decision

The Federal Court of Appeal has recently made it clear that its 2012 decision in Canada v. Sommerer is correct and subsection 75(2) of the Income Tax Act does not apply to ... Read more

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Glaxo case settles, but earlier ruling gives multinationals pricing flexibility

Although the Tax Court of Canada will not have a chance to reconsider the transfer pricing issue in  Canada v. GlaxoSmithKline Inc . , the Supreme Court of Canada’s ... Read more

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Global tax information sharing to increase through 2018

While it is unlikely that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will aggressively pursue offshore banks for the details of Canadians’ unreported income in 2015, this will become ... Read more

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Political activity audit strips Dying with Dignity of charitable tax status

OTTAWA – The federal government is stripping Dying with Dignity Canada of its charitable tax status following a political activity audit by the Canada Revenue ... Read more

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Woodyard joins partnership at Davis LLP

In recognition of her contributions to the firm and to the area of tax law, Toronto tax litigator Adrienne Woodyard  was recently named a partner at ... Read more

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Bank secrecy for tax evasion is coming to an end: Rotfleisch

News that one of the largest banks in Israel admitted that it helped more than 1,500 U.S. account holders evade taxes provides further proof of the end of the era of bank ... Read more

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Tax treatment of Bitcoins

By David Rotfleisch Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin, Dogecoin and Mazacoin are attracting more attention from the media and from Canadian taxpayers. Due ... Read more

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Easy to fall offside broad tax provision

While the part of the Income Tax Act that deals with indirect payments is essential in deterring people from seeking a tax advantage, it can be easy to inadvertently ... Read more

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Woodyard to share strategies with junior lawyers at LSUC event

At a Law Society of Upper Canada event next month aimed at junior lawyers, Toronto tax litigator  Adrienne Woodyard  will share her expertise on how to look at ... Read more

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Taxpayers at centre of CRA leak may find "remedies" inadequate

A list of prominent Canadians who found themselves at the centre of a recent Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) information leak to the media may not find the remedies available to them ... Read more

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Tax agency discloses confidential tax info to CBC

TORONTO – The Canada Revenue Agency confirmed late Tuesday that it has accidentally disclosed confidential taxpayer information to the CBC. The agency said the document was ... Read more

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Small businesses to benefit from temporary reduction in EI premiums

By David Rotfleisch Federal government recently announced that medium-sized and small Canadian businesses can pay a lower employer EI premium starting Jan. 1 2015. What the ... Read more

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Confirming tax residency status key before moving abroad

Following the news that a Canadian couple is facing a large tax bill after living overseas, those planning to work abroad should consider consulting a tax professional to confirm ... Read more

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Tax Court decision reminds CRA of litigation cost

A significant costs award and even-handed analysis provided by the Tax Court of Canada in a recent case will serve to remind the government that tax litigation carries ... Read more

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