Opinion

Al Rosen

Misguided, uncontrolled compliance has gone completely LOCO

Growing compliance profession needs government oversight, says Al Rosen
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
Opinion

Clutter to Clarity: Template financial statement tools are missing the mark

Bridget Noonan of Clearline Consulting takes a hard look at the templates used by Canadian accounting practitioners
Al Rosen

Canadian tax revolt falls short of IFRS rebellion

Columnist Al Rosen believes Canadians are missing a bigger threat to their savings than taxes
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
Al Rosen

How to detect two common IFRS investor traps

Is an IFRS-reported company really more valuable than one using U.S. GAAP?
Bridget Noonan

It’s time for Canadian accountants to start your CSRE 2400 transition

Canadian Accountant columnist Bridget Noonan of Clearline Consulting says now's the time to prepare for CSRE 2400.
Al Rosen

Abusing income is self-destructive to the accounting profession

Columnist Al Rosen says loose definitions of income could ultimately be destructive to the accounting profession
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