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When to file (and when not to file) a service complaint against the CRA

Pierre Alary of Gowling WLG on factors that support the filing of a service complaint as part of an ongoing tax dispute
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Pandora Papers: More smoke than fire? CRA VDP operations manual: Top 10 takeaways

Stevan Novoselac and John A. Sorensen of Gowling WLG on the nuances of the CRA's VDP Operations Manual
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Rectification and the vanishing prospects for common sense and compassion

John Sorenson of Gowling WLG asks whether the Glenmac decision demonstrates a tax system that is just, equitable and fair
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Canadian Accountant Tech Review: Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1600

The iX1600 looks like its predecessor but offers faster speed and connectivity
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Analysis: Tax litigants may amend their arguments during a trial

Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch analyzes Canada v. Pomeroy Acquireco
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Canadian income tax - proposed First Home Savings Account

David J Rotfleisch on the Liberals' proposed tax favoured savings account
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Accountancy Insurance: 5 years supporting CPA firms across Canada … and counting

Roman Kaczynski of Accountancy Insurance on the growth of Audit Shield in Canada and where the CRA is focusing its audit activity
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Dale et al. v the Queen – Timing on issue of shares in Section 85 rollover

Tax lawyer and accountant David J. Rotfleisch on a successful appeal of a Tax Court decision
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Tax Topics We're Thinking About This Fall

MaryAnne Loney of McLennan Ross LLP on opportunities and risks in the current tax landscape
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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 ruling on voluntary disclosure (4053893 Canada Inc.)
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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
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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