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
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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read more

Tax compliance of Uber drivers natural target for CRA

Although reports have surfaced claiming the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is attempting to audit rideshare company Uber, the agency is likely more interested in ensuring that ... Read more

Rotfleisch featured tax expert on new advice site

Toronto tax litigation lawyer  David J. Rotfleisch and his firm Rotfleisch & Samulovitch Professional Corporation will be featured as experts on the newly-launched ... Read more

Incorporation brings tax advantages for law firms

There are both tax and non-tax related reasons for lawyers to consider incorporation, but to date, only a small number of firms have structured themselves in this way, Toronto tax ... Read more

CRA can 'reset' limitation period on tax debt collection

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) may be prevented from collecting tax debts that are more than 10 years old — but only if there has been no collections action from the agency ... Read more

Case highlights limits of CRA audit powers

A Quebec judge's recent criticism of the Canada Revenue Agency’s conduct in a probe that led to criminal charges highlights the fact that the CRA is not permitted to use its ... Read more

Voluntary disclosure window closing for unreported Swiss accounts

Canadian taxpayers who have not reported their Swiss bank accounts to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) may be running out of time to file a voluntary disclosure, in order to avoid ... Read more

Year-end brings key opportunities for tax planning

The end of the year brings a number of opportunities to reduce your 2015 taxes — and many taxpayers may already be engaging in tax planning without realizing it, ... Read more

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