Tax

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 abroa... Read more

New tax credit 'clear win' for families

Although the federal government’s new tax credit for families does not amount to real income splitting, it still represe... Read more

CRA within mandate to audit charities' political activities

Regardless of political stripe, there are clear restraints on the types of activities registered charities can engage in... Read more

Unclear CRA letters costly for taxpayers

Letters sent out by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) are confusing and poorly written, according to a recent study – high... Read more

Director liability avoided

By David Rotfleisch The Income Tax Act sets out director liability in s. 227.1 for unremitted source deductions unless the director has resigned at least two years prior to the director liability assessment. Read More at The Tax Page Read more

Duty-of-care ruling may lead to new CRA employee standards

The outcome of a taxpayer’s nearly 20-year battle against the Canada Revenue Agency has the potential to force the agency to radically change the behaviour of its employees, says Toronto tax litigation lawyer David J. Rotfleisch. Read more

Participation in CRA tax informant program expected to grow

While it is still too early to tell whether the Canada Revenue Agency’s new program aimed at cracking down on offshore t... Read more

CRA appeals officer cuts could increase backlog

If reports of a possible staffing change at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) come to pass, taxpayers who have filed objec... Read more

CRA to set up special snitch line for its own staff

OTTAWA - The taxman wants to know if any of his own are up to no good. Read more

Charities faced with CRA requests should consult lawyer

Although compliance requests from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) can place significant financial demands on small chari... Read more