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Special Report: Deloitte Canada tops rival Canadian accounting firms in annual revenue

The Canadian member firms of the Big Four global accounting brands earned almost $10-billion on the strength of consulting contracts last year
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The reasonability requirement for administrative suspension of EFILE rights

Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch on Virgen v Canada (Attorney General), a Federal Court decision in favour of an Ontario tax preparer
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The CRA's new power to compel oral interviews

To delineate the limits to its new power, the Canada Revenue Agency should adopt these best practices for audit interviews, argue three tax lawyers from Davies
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Sunday News Roundup 23.01.22: Man bites dog — Conrad Black and CPAB, livid CRA workers, and more Canadian accounting news

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news
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Rectification saves taxpayers from adverse tax consequences arising from drafting error

A KPMG tax planning document saved Sleep Country from the consequences of a numerical error, explains Canadian accountant and tax lawyer David J Rotfleisch
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Sunday News Roundup 23.01.15: CRA tax strike, time theft, sales tax fraud, and more Canadian accounting news

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news
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WFH Accountants Beware: BC tracking software case leads to global news coverage

Accounting firm wins court decision over “time theft” by accounting employee
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US audit watchdog published more Canadian public accounting firm inspection reports in 2022 than it had in five years

The PCAOB’s bite is now bad as its bark after a year of renewed vigilance
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Another historical development in claiming negligence against the CRA

Canadian accountant and tax lawyer David J Rotfleisch on the Myers ruling
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US audit and accounting watchdog censures Ernst & Young Canada partner

US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board levies fine on Canadian accountant over treatment of receivables allowance in audit engagement
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Canadian Accountant’s most popular stories of 2022

The top five stories and some honourable mentions from the past year’s reporting
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Singh v. Canada: A Canadian tax lawyer's observations on TFSA penalties

As taxpayers, we are ultimately responsible for meeting our obligations under tax law, as explained by Canadian accountant and tax lawyer David J Rotfleisch
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Sunday News Roundup 22.12.18: OTO annual report, CRA jabs nurses, Williams warns, and more Canadian accounting news

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news
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Five Years on from Deloitte & Touche v. Livent: Negligence claims against professional services firms

Adrienne Oake and Rachael Saab of Torys LLP review the Supreme Court of Canada decision in light of recent opioid-related claims brought against McKinsey
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Billing Bad: When accountants and clients disagree over accounting fees

A small claims court decision over billing offers lessons to accountants and clients
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Sunday News Roundup 22.12.11: COVID clawbacks, PCAOB warnings, accounting firm dealbook, and more Canadian accounting news

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news
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More bite than bark: Proposed changes to tax laws look to empower the CRA

Michelle Fong and MaryAnne Loney of McLennan Ross provide an update to legislative changes empowering the Canada Revenue Agency
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Number 11! US PCAOB publishes yet another Canadian accounting firm inspection report

Saturna Group of Vancouver the latest report in a busy year for US audit watchdog
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Tax Court orders CRA to release GAAR committee reports about similarly situated taxpayers

Canadian accountant and tax lawyer David J Rotfleisch explains why the Committee's legal analysis fell within within the scope of discovery
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Year-End Survival KITS: Conquering payroll year-end without falling apart

Navigate your small business clients' payroll year-end with as little stress and hassle as possible. Download Wagepoint's free Year-End Survival KITs!
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US audit watchdog releases 10th Canadian accounting firm inspection report this year

PCAOB Chair Williams warns of stronger foreign firm enforcement in same week as a flurry of 25 inspection reports released, including accounting firm Richter LLP
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Down to brass tax: R&D vs SR&ED

Richard Hoy of Catax Canada looks at some real-world examples of the difference between research and development and actual Scientific Research & Experimental Development claims
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The Ontario Ministry Of Finance's Voluntary Disclosures Program – A Canadian tax lawyer's summary

David J. Rotfleisch explores the differences between the federal and Ontario VDPs
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Preston Family Trust II v The Queen: Assumptions of facts in replies to a notice of appeal

Just the facts, ma'am: David J. Rotfleisch explains why the Tax Court of Canada would strike out the CRA's legal assumptions in a notice of appeal
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KPMG Canada sanctioned by US audit watchdog for failing to disclose unregistered accounting firm

PCAOB shows "renewed vigilance" over the use of non-registered firms locally