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 Posts

Political activity audit strips Dying with Dignity of charitable tax status

OTTAWA – The federal government is stripping Dying with Dignity Canada of its charitable tax status following a political activity audit by the Canada Revenue Agency. Read more

Bank secrecy for tax evasion is coming to an end: Rotfleisch

News that one of the largest banks in Israel admitted that it helped more than 1,500 U.S. account holders evade taxes provides further proof of the end of the era of bank secrecy around tax evasion, says Toronto tax litigation lawyer David J. Rotfleisch. Read more

Tax treatment of Bitcoins

By David Rotfleisch . Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin, Dogecoin and Mazacoin are attracting more attention from the media and from Canadian taxpayers. Due to their nature Bitcoins are in use throughout various jurisdictions, however, not all countries treat Bitcoins in the same way when it comes to income taxation. Read More at The Tax Page Blog Read more

Easy to fall offside broad tax provision

While the part of the Income Tax Act that deals with indirect payments is essential in deterring people from seeking a tax advantage, it can be easy to inadvertently run afoul of this broad provision, says Toronto tax litigation lawyer David J. Rotfleisch. Read more

Tax agency discloses confidential tax info to CBC

TORONTO – The Canada Revenue Agency confirmed late Tuesday that it has accidentally disclosed confidential taxpayer information to the CBC. Read more

New tax credit 'clear win' for families

Although the federal government’s new tax credit for families does not amount to real income splitting, it still represe... Read more

Unclear CRA letters costly for taxpayers

Letters sent out by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) are confusing and poorly written, according to a recent study – high... Read more

Director liability avoided

By David Rotfleisch The Income Tax Act sets out director liability in s. 227.1 for unremitted source deductions unless the director has resigned at least two years prior to the director liability assessment. Read More at The Tax Page Read more

Duty-of-care ruling may lead to new CRA employee standards

The outcome of a taxpayer’s nearly 20-year battle against the Canada Revenue Agency has the potential to force the agency to radically change the behaviour of its employees, says Toronto tax litigation lawyer David J. Rotfleisch. Read more

Participation in CRA tax informant program expected to grow

While it is still too early to tell whether the Canada Revenue Agency’s new program aimed at cracking down on offshore t... Read more

CRA appeals officer cuts could increase backlog

If reports of a possible staffing change at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) come to pass, taxpayers who have filed objec... Read more