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Special Report: Manafort trial a cautionary tale in accounting ethics

The testimony of Paul Manafort's tax accountant shows the ethical risks of working with some high net worth clients
Profession

Voluntary disclosures drop under new VDP unreported income rules

CRA statistics confirm predictions of tax accountants, lawyers
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
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
Business

Surprise! Canada Revenue Agency set to release tax gap data this month

Trudeau surprise announcement met with cautious optimism, concern by Canadian tax experts
Business

CPA with Type 1 diabetes pleased with CRA disability tax credit reversal

Everett Colby of Colby McGeachy Professional Corporation explains the real cost of diabetes
Business

CRA explains reversal on disability tax credit restrictions for diabetics

A tacit acknowledgment of unintended consequences, says Diabetes Canada
Business

CRA reverses disability tax credit restrictions for diabetics

Canadian accountants critical of Canada Revenue Agency DTC policy decisions
Career

How a Master’s Degree in Tax Law Helps CPAs

Two CPAs in different fields of the profession share their insights into the Osgoode Professional LLM
Business

These 3 US tax breaks could start a Canadian exodus

Divergent tax trends concerning to Canadian accountants with cross-border clients
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