David Rotfleisch

David Rotfleisch
FIRM:
Rotfleisch & Samulovitch
POSITION:
Founder & Principal
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Tax

David Rotfleisch, founder and principal of the Toronto-based firm Rotfleisch & Samulovitch PC, focuses on income tax law.

He graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1975 and became a chartered accountant in 1977. Mr. Rotfleisch went on to earn a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1983. He founded the firm in 1987.

A lawyer and chartered professional accountant, Mr. Rotfleisch handles simple and complex tax and estate planning matters, as well as tax amnesty and tax litigation issues. His clients include start-up businesses, resident and non-resident business owners, and corporations.

With a background in the computer and IT industry, Mr. Rotfleisch also assists with technology matters, including high-tech legal issues such as software development and intellectual property.

David Rotfleisch Posts

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

Charity has same rights as taxpayer if challenged by CRA

As the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) widens its audit into the political activities of charities, organizations should be... Read more

Advice from tax lawyer crucial before investing in charity shelter

News that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is widening its probe into a number of charity tax shelter schemes highlights... Read more

CRA cuts off electronic access over security concerns

OTTAWA - A major international security concern has forced the shutdown of electronic filing services at the Canada Revenue Agency, and there are concerns the problem could affect other government systems as well. Read more

Donation returns cannot be held in abeyance by CRA

By David J. Rotfleisch In Ficek v. the Attor... Read more

Era of secret offshore bank accounts may be ending

Although the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is not likely to start devoting as many resources to finding unreported offshor... Read more

Voluntary disclosure an option for unreported offshore income

Although the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has a new whistleblower program aimed at combating international tax evasion, t... Read more

Tax lawyer's advice key when entering into tax-based deals

A recent case that has left thousands of unsuspecting taxpayers facing steep penalties after they became involved in a q... Read more

CRA taking proactive approach in search for offshore accounts

Following news that a number of Swiss banks have signed up to a U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) program to disclose... Read more

Tax deal with U.S. opens new doors for CRA

The new arrangement means Canadian banks would report “relevant” information on accounts held by U.S. residents or citizens to the Canada Revenue Agency, which would share it with the IRS under existing tax treaty rules – making it consistent with Canadian privacy laws, said senior government officials. Read more