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

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 file a voluntary disclosure with the taxman, Toronto tax attorney David J. Rotfleisch tells AdvocateDaily.com. 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 that the taxman is being more aggressive with its collections for both domestic and offshore accounts, Toronto tax attorney David J. Rotfleisch tells AdvocateDaily.com. 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 could be ordered to pay a much larger fine or even face jail time, Toronto tax attorney David J. Rotfleisch tells AdvocateDaily.com. 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 an individual’s tax return, Toronto tax attorney David J. Rotfleisch tells the Canadian Press , as reported by Global News. 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 by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Toronto tax attorney David J. Rotfleisch tells Newstalk 1010’s The Night Side. 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 J. Rotfleisch tells Tangerine’s Forward Thinking website. 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 not the first time this type of information has been leaked, Toronto tax attorney David J. Rotfleisch tells CTV News Network. Read more

Confidential CRA deal status quo for voluntary disclosures

While reports that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has entered into a ‘secret’ deal with high-net worth individuals who participated in an offshore tax shelter may seem shocking, it is consistent with the agency’s policy for voluntary disclosures , Toronto tax attorney David J. Rotfleisch tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Unreported online income may require voluntary disclosure

Although there is no difference in the tax treatment of income from website Airbnb or sales by a corner store, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is concerned that not all income earned online is being properly declared, Toronto tax attorney David J. Rotfleisch writes in Lawyers Weekly . Read more

Telltale signs will expose fraudulent CRA call

Tax season is here and Canadians seem to be receiving threatening calls and emails claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on a daily basis — but there are several ways for taxpayers to spot these scams, Toronto tax litigation lawyer David J. Rotfleisch tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Tax from shared economy in government crosshairs

News that Ontario’s Ministry of Finance is partnering with Airbnb to educate consumers on their tax responsibilities when using the online service is just the latest example of how income from the shared economy has become a government priority, says Toronto tax litigation lawyer David J. Rotfleisch. Read more

CPD webinar to focus on real estate tax issues

Toronto tax litigation lawyer David J. Rotfleisch is hosting a webinar via CPDonline.ca, where he shares his expertise on the tax implications lawyers may encounter when dealing with clients’ real estate issues. Read more

Taxpayer use of voluntary disclosures on the rise

Newly released data from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) shows that more taxpayers are making use of the Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP) to report previously undisclosed income or incorrect information — and ultimately avoid the risk of prosecution and penalties, says Toronto tax litigation lawyer David J. Rotfleisch. Read more

'Duty of care' rulings may change CRA treatment of taxpayers

A pair of recent court decisions that confirm the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) owes a legal duty of care to Canadians may change the way in which the agency handles taxpayers and their rights, Toronto tax litigation lawyer David J. Rotfleisch tells the Financial Post . Read more

CRA doesn't know what it shared improperly with spy agency

OTTAWA – The federal revenue agency says it doesn't know what sort of taxpayer information a rogue employee improperly shared with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service because CSIS has wiped the files from its database. Read more