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In a tough year for accounting firms, PwC Canada leads Big Four in H1 audit client gains, losses

2020 H1 SEDAR data of Canadian Big Four firms crunched by Audit Analytics
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Canadian audit fees jump as public filings plunge for 2019

Audit Analytics crunches the SEDAR numbers for Canadian audit fees in 2019
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Hansen v The Queen: The principle residence exemption and house flipping

Tax lawyer and accountant David Rotfleisch looks at a recent Tax Court ruling involving a CRA charge of gross negligence
Practice

Refinancing Prescribed-Rate Loans Used For Income Splitting

Vincent E. Didkovsky of Newport Private Wealth and Michael Goldberg of Minden Gross on minimizing the risk of a challenge from the CRA
Book Reviews

Book Review – Victory Over the CRA: An Accountant's Guide to Representing a Client

Tax Lawyer Dale Barrett wears the white hat in a timeless showdown with the CRA
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Professional corporations and income for child support – Guidance from the BC Court Of Appeal

Chantal M. Cattermole of Clark Wilson LLP on a case involving competing income assessments prepared by two Canadian accountants
Practice

Rogers Enterprises (2015) Inc. v The Queen

Beware the tax trap of GAAR, says tax lawyer and accountant David Rotfleisch
Practice

Here comes the CEWS audits

Practitioners are now seeing the first CRA "small-scale" CEWS audits say Kenneth Keung and Kim G C Moody
Technology

How ScanSnap helps accountants work from home

Remote work is here to stay. A document scanner is essential hardware
Practice

Changes to the Canadian principal residence exemption – part two

Kim G C Moody provides an update to the principal residence exemption conversation
Practice

Changes coming to the Canadian principal residence exemption?

The time for change might be ripe says Kim G C Moody of Moodys Tax Law LLP
Profession

Third party penalties under the Income Tax Act

Why the landmark 2015 Guindon decision by the Supreme Court of Canada matters to Canadian accountants
Profession

What does IES 8 mean for smaller Canadian accounting firms?

Bridget Noonan, CPA, CA on how to ensure compliance with International Education Standard 8
Practice

Reconsidering Consideration – TCC concludes funding attracts HST in CanLII v The Queen

Bobby Solhi and Braek Urquhart of BLG on the CanLII sales tax implications for non-profit organizations
Practice

Director's liability and the Income Tax Act statutory limitation

Tax lawyer and accountant David Rotfleisch looks at Soulliere v The Queen
Practice

Planning to Maximize the Capital Dividend Account — Part III

The third and final part of a three-part series, "Tax Planning for the Non-Specialist Advisor: Unlocking Liquidity in Corporate Capital Losses," by Michael Goldberg of Minden Gross LLP
Practice

Are tax free savings account swap transactions legitimate?

In Louie v Canada, a Canada Revenue Agency cross-appeal was allowed
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R. v. Scholz — A Canadian tax lawyer analysis of document forging and tax fraud

David Rotfleisch provides analysis of falsely claiming GST/HST rebates
Practice

How to help clients avoid grant penalties in SR&ED claims

When a client wins grant funding, it can have a dramatic impact on their claim
Profession

Is the CRA's Northern Service Improvement Strategy enough?

Taxpayers ombudsperson says improvements still need to be made, reports Jeff Buckstein in the third of a three-part series on CRA service to northern Canada
Practice

Shifting to virtual: 3 tips to foster and promote team collaboration

With the rise in virtual teams comes the necessity to find innovative and effective ways to encourage collaboration, says Sofia Arisheh
Profession

Is the CRA unfairly targeting residents of northern Canada?

Northern Canadian communities express frustration with frequent CRA reviews, service delivery, and residence rules
Profession

Taxpayer’s ombudsman report flags CRA service issues in Northern Canada

The CRA disputes allegations of Northern Canada service issues, in the first of a three-part series by business reporter Jeff Buckstein
Practice

Indirect tax opportunities in a precarious economic context

An overview of GST/HST and PST relief and opportunities under the current pandemic, from the Tax Group of the Montreal office of McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Practice

Why Canadian accountants need a CEWS client engagement letter now more than ever

Accounting practitioners are under pressure during the current pandemic to meet their clients' needs. Clearline Consulting has COVID-19 practice-related resources to mitigate risk