David J. Rotfleisch

David J. Rotfleisch

Voluntary Disclosures Program Under Continued Attack from Canada Revenue Agency

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

The reasonable minimum standard when challenging CRA tax audits

A look at the leading case and subsequent case law
David J. Rotfleisch

CRA discipline statistics shockingly low for number of service complaints

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

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?
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
David J. Rotfleisch

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.
David J. Rotfleisch

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
David J. Rotfleisch

What are the ethical obligations of a tax professional?

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

Trouble in Paradise: The end of tax haven secrecy

Cyberattacks on tax haven law firms means client records are no longer confidential
David J. Rotfleisch

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
David J. Rotfleisch

Morneau tax amendments an assault on entrepreneurs

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

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