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David J. Rotfleisch's media roundup

Canadian tax lawyer   David J. Rotfleisch  is frequently called upon by the media to be a trusted source for their news stories, particularly for his focus on ... Read more

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Actions against Swiss banks part of global tax evasion crackdown

Recent moves by European financial authorities to levy penalties against or request client information from Swiss banks is just the latest development in the international ... Read more

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Preparation for an IRS audit starts at tax filing time

U.S. taxpayers living in Canada may be audited by the IRS at any time and for a number of reasons — but the best time to start preparing for the audit process is not ... Read more

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CRA wins appeal against couple who alleged 'malicious' tax evasion probe

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Court of Appeal has set aside a $1.7-million damage award to a Vancouver Island couple who a lower court had said were ruined through ... Read more

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Tax writeoff an option for defunct cryptocurrency exchange users

With recovery efforts proving to be challenging so far, Canadians holding cryptocurrency on an insolvent exchange may be in a position to claim a tax loss, Canadian tax lawyer ... Read more

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Qualified tax adviser a key partner for U.S. taxpayers in Canada

While U.S. taxpayers living in Canada might be tempted to hire any preparer to file their tax return south of the border, a qualified U.S. tax adviser can help them navigate this ... Read more

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CRA-IRS information sharing has 'no direct effect' for most taxpayers

Although most taxpayers will not be directly affected by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)’s move to share millions of banking records with the U.S. over the last five years, ... Read more

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Paradise Papers audits show CRA cracking down on offshore tax evasion

Reports that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is auditing a number of taxpayers named in the Paradise Papers tax leak confirm just how serious the taxman is about cracking ... Read more

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Partnerships need to consider new U.S. tax representative role

With the recent introduction of new partnership audit rules that set out who can represent a business before the IRS on tax matters, now is the time for partnerships ... Read more

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New CRA tool unlikely to deter tax evaders: Rotfleisch

The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) recent decision to start using the Criminal Code proceeds-of-crime provision to seize the assets of those charged with tax evasion ... Read more

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Be aware of continued impact of U.S. tax reform on 2018 returns

While U.S. tax reform had a significant impact on expats and shareholders of foreign corporations last year, it is critical for taxpayers to be aware of the ongoing relevance ... Read more

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Case shows possible limits of First Nations business tax exemption

Although First Nations people living on reserves are eligible for a number of tax exemptions , a recent case shows that in the eyes of the taxman, this rule does not necessarily ... Read more

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Report shows CRA stats affecting taxpayer treatment at audit

A newly released report by Canada’s auditor general appears to show that Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) targets may be driving the way in which taxpayers are being treated at ... Read more

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Decision to renounce U.S. citizenship should not be tax-based

For American citizens and Green card holders living in Canada, the overwhelming nature of complying with tax filing requirements may lead some to consider the step of ... Read more

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The position of executor: from cradle to grave – Part V

By Avi Dahary for AdvocateDaily.com Personal and Estate Income Tax Part  four  of this series covered the executor’s duty to ascertain and discharge ... Read more

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Use of AI software in tax cases positive if litigation reduced

News that the government has started a pilot project to use commercial artificial intelligence software in tax cases is a welcome development for taxpayers if it ... Read more

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IRS OVDP no more! Where do you go from here?

As announced earlier this year , the IRS closed its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) in September — a program that started back in 2009 and went through ... Read more

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Proposed tax changes set to remove uncertainty for charities

Draft tax legislation that proposes to remove restrictions on charities’ non-partisan political activities will act to both clarify the rules and give organizations more ... Read more

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Sales tax ruling means new compliance burden for online retailers

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that South Dakota can impose sales tax on online purchases even if a business isn't physically based in the state, will bring new compliance ... Read more

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Threats of arrest make CRA scam calls easy to identify

A phone scam claiming to represent the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is making the rounds and has already duped a number of taxpayers across the country, but as Canadian tax ... Read more

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