Taxation

Taxation

The reasonable minimum standard when challenging CRA tax audits

A look at the leading case and subsequent case law
Taxation

Multinational accounting under increased scrutiny as BEPs reporting begins

Minister of National Revenue announces first OECD information exchange
Profession

New CRA tax gap stats shows underground economy dwarfs offshore avoidance

Publicity, better enforcement, have led to increased disclosure
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
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