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Zvilna v. The Queen: Director's liability for unpaid taxes, a note of caution to directors

Tax lawyer and accountant David J. Rotfleisch on the successful appeal of a director’s liability assessment before the Tax Court of Canada
Partner Posts

Remote life: How to hire and retain accounting professionals

It's hard to find and retain capable staff in a cloud-based practice, when anyone can work from anywhere, says Bianca Mueller of Wagepoint
Practice

5 tips arising from Ontario Divisional Court's denial of property tax exemption for lands owned by places of worship

David Tang and Jesse White of Miller Thomson on judicial treatment of satellite sites in a recent Ontario court property tax decision
Profession

CPAB: No gap in Canadian audit watchdog’s fraud thematic review

Canadian Public Accountability Board publishes recommendations for auditors amidst global scrutiny of fraud detection failures
Partner Posts

CEWS reviews & more are now covered by Audit Shield!

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Profession

Special Report: Less is more in new audit engagements at Canadian Big Four accounting firms

KPMG led rivals in net new audit clients but PwC scored the biggest win in 2021
Profession

IFAC report: Audit fees in Canada rise to seven-year high

Canadian audit fees trail US surge but remain far ahead of European auditors
Practice

How contract agreements impact SR&ED claims

Canadian accountants filing SR&ED claims should be careful when their client companies use subcontractors, explains Richard Hoy of Catax Canada
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 22.04.24: Come-from-away taxes, truck taxes, and more 

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

Transferring cryptocurrency to a bare trustee or holding cryptocurrency as a bare trustee

Tax lawyer and accountant David Rotfleisch on Canadian cryptocurrency tax planning through the use of bare trusts
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A Canadian tax lawyer's guide on net worth assessments – Halls v The Queen, 2022 TCC 14

Canadian accountant and tax lawyer David Rotfleisch on a net worth assessment win for the CRA involving a taxpayer's record keeping
Partner Posts

Getting the most value from an Accounting Partner Program like FreshBooks

Twyla Verhelst of Freshbooks on getting the most value from the tangible and intangible benefits of Accounting Partner Programs
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How to use BVI or other offshore non-CCPCs to save tax on investment income

Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David Rotfleisch the risks (and rewards) of the British Virgin Islands tax avoidance strategy
Profession

PwC Canada fined over one million CDN by US, Canadian regulators

Big Four accounting firm voluntarily disclosed to regulators that its employees shared answers on mandatory internal training courses
Partner Posts

Cloud payroll – An accountant’s guide for onboarding small businesses and their employees

Start your client engagement relationships with trust with these handy onboarding checklists from Community Manager Bianca Mueller of Wagepoint
Business

You Can Hide … But CRA Will Find You

Timothy Dunn of Minden Gross LLP on why the CRA may be coming after lenders, creditors and owners of struggling businesses
Partner Posts

How the FreshBooks Partner Program helps Canadian accountants

Twyla Verhelst of FreshBooks on the real value of an accounting partner program
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A Canadian tax lawyer's perspective on income tax statute-barred periods

David J Rotfleisch on the timing legalities of reassessments
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A Canadian tax lawyer's perspective on Tax Court of Canada minutes of settlement vs. consent to judgment

David J Rotfleisch on settling a dispute prior to a hearing in Tax Court
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Avoiding the pitfalls of partnerships when making SR&ED claims

Partnerships participating in the SR&ED program may find the process to be significantly more complex compared with normal corporations
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RRSP double taxation from overcontribution

Tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch on double taxation and relief
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Reeves v the Queen & applicability of the GST/HST new housing rebate

Tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch on why a homebuyer was denied the new housing rebate by the Tax Court of Canada
Thought Leaders

The Calm Before The Insolvency Storm?

David Bish of Torys LLP on the current insolvency climate and forecast for 2022
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Tax Court rules that gift of shares of a private corporation to a foundation was ineligible for a charitable tax credit

Tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch on gifting non-qualifying securities such as a promissory note to a registered charity
Thought Leaders

The pandemic and productivity silver linings

Tax Lawyer Dean Blachford on some of the ways that Ottawa-area accounting firms have adapted and innovated during the Covid-19 pandemic