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Strong showing by Canadian R&L accounting firms in H1 audit client gains

Exclusive: 2021 H1 SEDAR data of Canadian firms crunched by Audit Analytics
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Contesting a will in Ontario: Canadian tax lawyer guide

Provincial legislations are carefully crafted to include provisions that infringe upon and restrict an individual's testamentary freedom, says tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch
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KPMG Canada leads all Canadian accounting firms in 2021 H1 audit client net gains

SEDAR filing data of Canadian accounting firms crunched by Audit Analytics
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Electing out of spousal rollover on death

Toronto Tax Lawyer and Accountant David J Rotfleisch explains when, with proper estate planning, it is possible to achieve a substantially better tax outcome
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When will the Tax Court of Canada resume in-person sittings?

Some notable decisions recently announced from videoconference hearings
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Tax Clearance Certificates: Canadian Tax Lawyer Guidance

Tax clearance certificates can be beneficial but may also trigger scrutiny from the Canada Revenue Agency. Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch explains
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Voluntary Disclosure Applications: Canadian Tax Lawyer's Guide

Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David Rotfleisch looks at a recent Federal Court on voluntary disclosure (4053893 Canada Inc.)
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CRA will fire up audits again in September; get ready now

The pandemic honeymoon is over, says Nathaniel Hills of Rotfleisch and Samulovitch Professional Corporation in Toronto
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The general anti-avoidance rule and family surplus strips

Allan Lanthier on why the Deans Knight court decision should cause HNW individuals to pause before engaging in aggressive surplus stripping through intergenerational wealth transfers
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Tax Court won't uphold gross-negligence penalties: Taxpayer not aware of accountant errors

Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David Rotfleisch explains the case of Frank-Fort Construction in the Tax Court of Canada
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Three ways to grow and perfect your accounting practice

From streamlining the client onboarding process to developing a niche practice, there will be many ways to serve your accounting clients more efficiently as Canada moves to a post-pandemic economy
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Alberta Court rejects CRA's duty of care to taxpayers

David Rotfleisch explains the Signal Hill Manufacturing case and duty of care
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Tax relief for family business transfers: A legislative fiasco – Part II

In part two of a two-part series, Allan Lanthier outlines the strategy for legislative repeal and predicts what lies ahead for Bill C-208
Thought Leaders

Tax relief for family business transfers: A legislative fiasco – Part I

Bill C-208 has handed tax avoiders a new surplus stripping scheme on a silver platter explains tax expert Allan Lanthier in a two-part series
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New opportunities for intergenerational transfers of businesses after enactment of Canada’s Bill C-208

Any transfer of a family business must be structured correctly to avoid re-assessment by the CRA, says Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David Rotfleisch
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Our response to the CRA's position on creditor-proofing reorganizations – part 1

Doug S. Ewens and Kenneth Keung of Moodys Tax Law LLP in a three-part series on creditor-proofing reorganizations
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Budget 2021 – Tax enforcement, audits, and oral interviews

If proposed legislative amendments receive Royal Assent, the Canada Revenue Agency will have the power to compel oral interviews
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2021 updates for T1134: A Canadian tax lawyer's perspective

The T1134 has been updated to reflect legislation changes that allow the CRA to collect additional information and provide some reporting relief
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Entrepreneurship report points to business opportunities for Canadian accountants

Nearly two million Canadians launched a business in the last 12 months
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How cloud-based software — and a human connection — can attract new SMB clients

Prospective new clients require your financial expertise, but they also need your understanding, explains Faye Pang, Canada Country Manager at Xero
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Preparing for the new quality management standards: CSQM 1 system evaluation and monitoring

Part four of a four-part series from Kirsten S. Albo of ASK KSA Consulting Inc.
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Preparing for the new quality management standards: CSQM 1 risk responses

In part three of a four-part series, Kirsten S. Albo of ASK KSA Consulting Inc. explores the design and implementation of risk responses
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4 ways Canadian accountants can grow their business and scale their impact

Technology will continue to be a key driver of growth for practitioners and their clients, says Graham Sharples of Intuit QuickBooks Canada
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Preparing for the new quality management standards: CSQM 1 quality objectives and quality risks

In part two of a four-part series, Kirsten S. Albo of ASK KSA Consulting looks at CSQM 1 and its quality management process for all firms, regardless of size
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Preparing for the new quality management standards: An overview for Canadian practitioners

Kirsten S. Albo of ASK KSA Consulting Inc. kicks off a four-part series on CSQM 1