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Sunday News Roundup 24.03.03 Mulroney legacy, PwC sole source, RPA rising, and more Canadian accounting news

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news
Practice

PCAOB finds fault with half of Ernst and Young Canada audits inspected

US audit watchdog inspection report details audits with multiple deficiencies and potential non-compliance with independence rules over financial relationships
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 24.02.25: Manning Elliott, Aphria ruling, sustainability standards and more Canadian accounting news

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news
Profession

CPA Canada reduces operating budget with staff cuts due to accounting profession standoff

National organization has run two deficits in the past five years, says changes needed to ensure long-term success in challenging operating environment
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 24.02.18: Fairfax’s financials, new trust rules and more Canadian accounting news

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news
Practice

The General Anti-Avoidance Rule may be expanding: What you need to know

Aron Grusko and Nick Noonan of Fillmore Riley LLP say recent legislative changes and Supreme Court decisions reflect an increasingly expansive view of GAAR
Practice

Case Commentary: Csak v The King 2024 TCC – transfers of property while owing taxes to the CRA

David J Rotfleisch explains why the Tax Court of Canada found the Canada Revenue Agency's 1988 and 1989 reassessments statue-barred
Profession

Mystery solved: How foreign accounting firms won big in new audit client gains and losses

Among the many curiosities of the 2022 new audit client gains and losses data were the prevalence of foreign firms and the dearth of cannabis companies
Practice

Taxpayer sidesteps gross-negligence penalties and $90,000 in taxable income because tax year was statute-barred

As David J Rotfleisch explains, the decision by the Tax Court of Canada in Abbass V The King centred on a bookkeeping error by the taxpayer's accountant
Profession

The top Canadian accounting stories of 2023

From greedflation to a CPA standoff, it was a year when regulators got tough with auditors and the Supreme Court of Canada issued an earth-shattering tax decision
Practice

Director held personally liable for unremitted and uncollected GST/HST — due diligence defence judged insufficient

Case commentary from Canadian tax accountant and lawyer David J Rotfleisch on the Tax Court of Canada decision in Hall v The King
Practice

Case Commentary: CRA violates procedural fairness for CERB/CRB claims

Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch examines the Federal Court decision in Cameron v. Canada (Attorney General) in favour of the taxpayer
Practice

Ontario Court holds that a recent former auditor cannot act as CCAA Monitor in the absence of extenuating circumstances

David Bish and Mike Noel of Torys LLP on circumstances that would cause a court to exercise its discretion to appoint a former auditor as Monitor
Career

Empowering CPAs: The Role of a Master’s Degree in Tax Law

Two chartered professional accountants share their insights into the Osgoode Professional LLM
Practice

Made a mistake on your tax return? Here's how to change your Canadian tax return through the tax objections process

Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch explains the legal history behind the tax objections process but cautions against aggressive tax strategies
Practice

Intergenerational business transfer rules are changing in 2024

Kenneth Keung and Jason Lau of Moodys Private Client Law say tax practitioners will need to ensure they have a full understanding of new IBT rules
Practice

A new era for the Canadian GAAR

Pooja Mihailovich and Leandra Gupta of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP say the new era may compound uncertainties and add to compliance and dispute costs
Practice

Homegrown national accounting firm MNP kicks off 2024 with new Quebec acquisition

Lafond CPA merger gives MNP a foothold in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of La Belle Province, close to the border with New Brunswick
Practice

Canadian audit watchdog CPAB bans American accounting firm BF Borgers

The Canadian Public Accountability Board closed 2023 as it had begun — with an enforcement action against an American public accounting firm
Practice

When is it worth challenging the CRA's defective Tax Court pleadings?

Tax accountant and lawyer David J Rotfleisch reconciles the Federal Court Of Appeal's decisions in the similar but different Preston and Adboss cases
Practice

A Canadian tax lawyer explains why the ATIP process is critical to preparing for tax disputes with CRA

An Access to Information or Personal Information (ATIP) request can be a double-edged sword despite its importance to resolving tax matters
Practice

Tax complexities in dealing with the death of a spouse: ODSP and child benefits

Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch looks at the concept of ghost income in a win for the taxpayer in O'Brien v. The King
Thought Leaders

Australia has one of the weakest tax systems for redistribution among industrial nations – Stage 3 tax cuts will make it worse

Where does Canada rank on the global scale of income redistribution through taxation? Jim Stanford’s article on the gini coefficient provides answers
Profession

What went wrong at PwC Canada: Accounting firm agrees to pay $1.45-million to settle exam cheating scandal

CPA Ontario’s 15-page settlement agreement provides the most insight yet into widespread answer-sharing on PwC’s mandatory internal training tests
Practice

Canada Revenue Agency claws back $458 million in CEWs wage subsidies from COVID-19 pandemic following audits

The CRA found cases of aggressive non-compliance among claimants using third parties for application preparation, explains Canadian tax lawyer David J Rotfleisch