Taxation

Profession

Canada Revenue Agency's dogged pursuit of offshore accounts: Clarifying the scope of compliance orders in Canada v Stankovic

A recent Federal Court ruling stemming from the disclosure by the Government of France of the Falciani List
Profession

Americas tax conference opens in Ottawa, will fight tax cheating says CRA

The 52nd General Assembly of the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations opened today in Ottawa
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?
Profession

Not So Fast: Federal Court Of Appeal Strongly Confirms Transactional Common Interest Privilege

Wendy Berman of Cassels Brock on how the Iggillis Holdings ruling and solicitor-cllient privilege
Profession

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
Profession

CRA Tax Fraud Blotter: Paradigm Tax Deniers, GST/HST Direct Deposits

Recent news from the Canada Revenue Agency on tax fraud and evasion convictions
Profession

Suing the CRA: Samaroo v. Canada Revenue Agency, 2018

Despite the odd bad apple, CRA professionals must be concerned about the Samaroo case, says John Grant of Miller Thomson
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
Profession

The Samaroo Case: CRA slapped for malicious prosecution by BC Supreme Court

It's not unusual for immigrants to avoid banks, even stashing $100 bills. The onus was on the CRA to prove its case. It failed.
Profession

CRA claims service improvements as tax season begins Monday

Vast majority of Canadians now filing online as CRA improves online service. Check with provincial associations for opportunities to volunteer in preparing tax returns for low income, senior Canadians
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.
Business

Canada Revenue Agency raids three companies in connection to Panama Papers

Early morning raids conducted in connection to Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, two years after data leak