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
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

Most taxpayers would 'suffer' in CRA strike situation

Thousands of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) employees could be in a position to strike after recently rejecting their employer’s latest contract offer — a move that would ... Read more

CRA's swift action shows priority of Panama Papers files

The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) rapid and public response to the recent ‘Panama Papers’ information leak shows just how much importance the taxman is ... Read more

Filing tax returns crucial — even for part-time earners

A student’s part-time earnings may seem too insignificant to file on a tax return, but there are potential advantages to doing so, including the ability to claim credits and ... Read more

SCC ruling ends demands for tax lawyer accounting records

The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent move to declare invalid a section of the Income Tax Act (ITA) that exempted lawyers' accounting records from solicitor-client ... Read more

CRA options extensive for collecting unpaid taxes

With recent reports claiming that the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) total uncollected tax debt has soared in the last decade, taxpayers should be aware that the ... Read more

Illegal unreported offshore income focus of CRA, global crackdown

While it is not illegal to have an offshore account, it is against the law to fail to declare offshore income or assets to the taxman — and the Canada Revenue Agency ... Read more

Voluntary disclosure window closing as CRA explores Panama Papers

Following news that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has access to the information contained in the infamous ‘Panama Papers,’ time is running out for those involved to ... Read more

CRA enforcement efforts set sights on domestic, offshore accounts

News that recent enforcement initiatives significantly surpassed the Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) expectations in 2014-2015 is just the latest evidence ... Read more

Not filing returns risky way of handling tax dispute

One B.C. man may have only received the minimum penalty after recently being convicted of failing to file tax returns, but it is possible that someone in a similar situation ... Read more

Major changes on tax return can trigger review

A number of tax claims have the potential to attract an auditor’s attention, but significant changes from one year to the next are almost certain to lead to a review of ... Read more

Disproportionate expense claim guarantees CRA audit

Getting audited is not the end of the world, but it can be stressful for taxpayers — and there are certain claims that will almost certainly trigger a closer look ... Read more

Offshore pensions, assets among biggest tax filing errors

There are a number of mistakes Canadians often make when filing their taxes, but one of the most common is forgetting to declare an offshore pension, Toronto tax attorney David ... Read more

Data leak highlights risk of unreported offshore assets

While the recent release of millions of documents detailing the offshore assets of a number of prominent international figures may be unprecedented in terms of its scale, this is ... Read more

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