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

Duque V. The Queen: Analysis and comments on director's liability

David Rotfleisch on how the 2020 Federal Court of Appeal decision clarifies tax law for directors challenging an underlying assessment

The taxpayer's onus of proof in tax litigation: A Canadian tax lawyer's analysis

Tax lawyer and accountant David Rotfleisch looks at the case law for taxpayers challenging the Canada Revenue Agency

Tax residence of Canadian airline pilots: No simple answer

Tax Court cases illustrate subtlety of determining tax residence

Civil penalties for third-party tax advisors

Ploughman v The Queen and its implications for Canadian accountants

CEWS forms for COVID-19 relief will lead to tax fraud, fuel cash economy

Those who don’t remember tax history are doomed to repeat it, says David Rotfleisch

Equity, deadline and when CRA is at fault

A Canadian tax lawyer analysis of Dutka v. The Queen

Suing the Canada Revenue Agency for negligence

Upper level costs awarded to CRA in lengthy accounting case over SR&ED credits

The Tax Court Of Canada tests a new procedure – The Preliminary Ruling Docket

2020 initiative driven by increased objections, case backlog

1074022 B.C. Ltd. v. Li: The need for legislative reform

A misinterpretation of section 116 of the Income Tax Act in a BC real estate case

Scott v The Queen: The importance of evidence

How two brothers came under the scrutiny of the Tax Court of Canada