David Rotfleisch In The News
Success of CRA crackdown on offshore tax evasion unclear

Although the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) claims the Panama Papers scandal has allowed it to showcase how the agency has changed its tactics,  Canadian tax lawyer David J. ... Read more

Voluntary disclosure wise for restaurateur with unreported sales

Although the food sector is a common target of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) auditors, there is an option available to restaurant owners who have engaged in unreported cash ... Read more

Voluntary disclosure deal 'made sense' in KPMG matter

Although recent reports raise interesting points about the actions of accounting giant KPMG in an alleged offshore tax “sham,” criticisms of the use of the Voluntary ... Read more

Crucial to retain records when deducting Airbnb expenses

Taxpayers hoping to claim expenses related to their Airbnb activity should know that some will be fully deductible, but others need to be prorated — and the key to ... Read more

Fingerprinting may lead to border issues for accused tax evaders

As they do not fall under the Criminal Code of Canada, tax evasion charges have not historically resulted in individuals being denied entry to the United States — but with ... Read more

Solicitor-client privilege does not extend to accountant files

Although communications between tax lawyers and their clients are subject to solicitor-client privilege, the files of accountants can be seized by the taxman and form part of a ... Read more

Answering complex tax queries requires in-depth experience

It is unsurprising that a recent evaluation showed some small businesses have been receiving inadequate information from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) call centre, as it takes ... Read more

Canada's role as global tax haven 'surprising': Rotfleisch

Reports that Canada is considered to be a useful player in international tax evasion is just the latest surprising revelation from the Panama Papers information leak, Canadian ... Read more

Top driver's case demonstrates taxman's collection powers

Reports claim that Revenue Quebec may be pursuing former world champion Formula One racer Jacques Villeneuve for $1.7 million in unpaid taxes — and in cases like this, the ... Read more

Tax record 'snooping' undermines confidence in system

Although the privacy of tax records is guaranteed by law, recent reports that claim the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was unable to prevent several employees from improperly ... Read more

Expect audit letters following CRA review of funds transfers

As part of its crackdown on unreported offshore income and assets, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is set to ramp up its focus on electronic funds transfers to certain ... Read more

Consider options ahead of 2017 changes to taxation of goodwill

With changes related to the income tax treatment of goodwill set to come into force on Jan. 1, any business owner thinking about selling should consider a restructuring plan that ... Read more

CRA takes too long to resolve tax objections, says audit

OTTAWA — The federal government takes months — sometimes years — to make decisions, costing Canadians time and money when it comes to resolving ... Read more

Days of bank secrecy for offshore accounts 'long gone'

In the wake of the 'Panama Papers' data leak, there has been a concerted international effort to catch offshore tax evaders — which taxpayers should take as a clear ... Read more

'Unconscionable' to tax income without allowing expenses, losses

Although the significant loss Donald Trump reportedly declared on his 1995 income tax return may be partly the result of government loopholes, the ability to carry that loss ... Read more

Sending condo sellers for tax advice a prudent move

In some Canadian markets, the practise of buying prebuilt condos and flipping them once completed has been a profitable activity — however, as Toronto tax litigation ... Read more

Deducting losses essential part of tax system for business

Although reports claim that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and other real estate investors may have used previously incurred losses to reduce ... Read more

Quick action key when dealing with tax debt, appeal

For taxpayers who feel they may have received an incorrect or unfair tax assessment, it is vital to contact the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) about your concerns without delay ... Read more

CRA likely to seek bank client details after new offshore leak

With newly leaked documents showing a link between several of Canada’s banks and an island tax haven, there is a strong likelihood that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will ... Read more

Webinar provides practical guide to tax audit

Toronto tax litigation lawyer  David J. Rotfleisch  is hosting a webinar via CPDonline.ca, where he will share practical information on how to deal with ... Read more

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