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

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

CRA goes fishing for PayPal users on hook for taxes

The Canada Revenue Agency is looking to catch PayPal-registered businesses not declaring income or tax

Trouble in Paradise: The end of tax haven secrecy

Cyberattacks on tax haven law firms means client records are no longer confidential

Bill Morneau’s backpedalling recalls past tax debacles

Tax lawyer David J. Rotfleisch says the tax reversal would have likely occurred in a U.S. scenario as well

Morneau tax amendments an assault on entrepreneurs

Canadian Accountant columnist David J. Rotfleisch says Bill Morneau's tax proposals hurts small business owners

Feeling Lucky? CRA tax evasion convictions on downward trend

The Canada Revenue Agency has released its latest audit statistics. Tax lawyer David J. Rotfleisch says they won’t encourage voluntary disclosure