David J. Rotfleisch

Tax Law

David Rotfleisch

David J. Rotfleisch, CPA, CA, JD, is the founding Canadian tax lawyer of Rotfleisch & Samulovitch, P.C., a Toronto-based boutique income tax law firm (Taxpage.com). With over 30 years of experience as both a lawyer and chartered professional accountant, he has helped start-up businesses, resident and non-resident business owners and corporations with their tax planning, with will and estate planning, voluntary disclosures and tax dispute resolution including tax litigation. Contact David at david@taxpage.com.

Recent Blog Posts By David J. Rotfleisch

Multiple taxpayers successfully sue the Canada Revenue Agency

Damages in negligence: Ludmer et al c. Attorney General Of Canada

Voluntary Disclosures Program Under Continued Attack from Canada Revenue Agency

VDP changes are headed to the courts, predicts tax lawyer David J. Rotfleisch

The reasonable minimum standard when challenging CRA tax audits

A look at the leading case and subsequent case law

CRA discipline statistics shockingly low for number of service complaints

Tax lawyer David Rotfleisch says taxpayer abuse should be disciplined as well

A world of difference between CRA civil and criminal tax audits

The Income Tax Act is clear on Canada Revenue Agency civil and criminal audits. But what happens when the goal of a CRA civil audit is to lay criminal charges?

Canada Revenue Agency: Solicitor-Client Privilege For Commonly Interested Parties

Solicitor-Client privilege bars the CRA from compelling legal-advice documents when a taxpayer discloses to a party with a common interest, says tax lawyer David J. Rotfleisch

Canada Revenue Agency farcical in treatment of taxpayers

David Rotfleisch on CRA behaviour, from malicious prosecution to the dead parrot voluntary disclosures program

How effective is the CRA at closing Canada’s tax gap?

How good is the Canada Revenue Agency at closing the tax gap? We’ll find out this year from the Parliamentary Budget Office if the CRA has indulged in PR spin.

Death Knell: The Canada Revenue Agency Voluntary Disclosures Program

Tax Lawyer David Rotfleisch says that, contrary to popular opinion, the CRA's changes to the VDP will affect the poor and middle class more than the rich

What are the ethical obligations of a tax professional?

Tax Lawyer David J. Rotfleisch on the ethical obligations of accountants and lawyers in practice