Taxation

Thought Leaders

Taxes aren’t just about money — they shape how we think about each other

Research shows taxpayers perceive paying income tax, but not regressive sales taxes, as contributing as a citizen for the purpose of the common good
Practice

Case Commentary: Cassidy v Canada — using extraordinary circumstances, CRA's delays, inability to pay, or financial hardship

Why the Federal Court, in Cassidy v Canada, ruled that a CRA officer's decision was unreasonable, and the taxpayer received relief over unpaid taxes
Practice

What to do when the CRA refuses taxpayer relief

Tax accountant and lawyer David J Rotfleisch explains how a corporate director won relief from the CRA over payroll remittance in Maverick v HMK, 2023
Profession

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
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
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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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Practice

Canadian taxpayers must respond to CRA about assessments, reassessments, confirmations by the deadline

In Oliveira v. The King, the Tax Court was primarily concerned with the timeliness of the application, explains Canadian tax accountant and lawyer David J Rotfleisch
Practice

Expansion of the mandatory disclosure rules in the context of ordinary commercial and routine tax planning transactions

Greg Farano of Gardiner Roberts LLP on the new MDRs, broad enough at first to apply to ordinary commercial and routine tax planning transactions
Practice

Taxpayers must articulate reasons for not responding to questions in motions in Tax Court

Quigley v The King outlines the appropriate questions and responses during the discovery stage, explains tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch
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Tax obligations for foreign home buyers In Canada: Bakhtiari v British Columbia

Can a refugee avoid paying the foreign buyer’s tax on human rights grounds under the Canadian Constitution? David J Rotfleisch comments on the Bakhtiari case
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 23.11.12: Quebec transfer pricing, CRA interest and more Canadian accounting news

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

Canadian taxpayers, beware: The CRA gets away with defective pleadings during tax litigation

In Canada v. Preston, the Federal Court of Appeal sided with the Canada Revenue Agency and overturned the Tax Court's decision, over the issue of assumptions