David Rotfleisch

David Rotfleisch
Rotfleisch & Samulovitch
Founder & Principal

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 In The News
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

Revenue minister asks CRA to investigate B.C. real estate speculators

OTTAWA — National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier has asked the Canada Revenue Agency to look into the actions of real estate speculators in B.C. following a newspaper ... Read more

Lifestyle, income mismatch not proof of tax evasion

The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) reported investigation into Vancouver’s real estate market and the lifestyles of those who own the costly properties will likely ... Read more

EU rules Apple must pay up to 13B euros in back taxes

BRUSSELS — The European Union says Ireland has given illegal tax benefits worth up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) to Apple Inc. and must now recover the unpaid back ... Read more

Voluntary disclosure best option for coming clean with CRA

For Canadians who may be wondering how to go about disclosing their unreported income to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the good news is that the taxman has a specific ... Read more

CRA search for offshore tax evasion aided by database, bank info

Although the searchable database at the centre of the Panama Papers data leak may have made it easier for authorities to crack down on unreported offshore accounts, it is ... Read more

CRA taking novel approach to underground economy crackdown

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is setting its sights on the underground economy — and taking innovative approaches to find unpaid taxes in the construction, ... Read more

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