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Canadian taxpayer involved in a bad will investment scheme granted additional relief on accrued interest

Relief requests beyond the statute of limitation may still be available, depending on the circumstances, explains tax accountant and lawyer David J Rotfleisch
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Court orders delivery of tax planning memo prepared by accountants to CRA

Laurie Goldbach and Steve Suarez of BLG on disclosure of tax planning documents and the Tax Court's treatment of accountant-client privilege
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CPA Standoff: Unique regulatory status of CPA Quebec complicates accounting rift

Unlike the rest of Canada, the accounting profession in Quebec is not self-regulated, leading to legitimate issues between l'Ordre and CPA Canada
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CPA Standoff: Financial transparency a key issue in national accounting rift

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada rejects provincial claims of poor financial transparency and says it is open to doing more
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Tax fraud and tax evasion in the same case: Analysis of Regina v Reynolds

A case before the BC Supreme Court included violations of the Income Tax Act and Excise Tax Act explains Canadian accountant and lawyer David J Rotfleisch
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Deans Knight will have a serious impact on tax planning & tax disputes

The courts will increasingly gravitate toward the minority approach in the Deans Knight decision, assert the tax lawyers of Counter Tax Litigators
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SR&ED Tax Credits upheld by Tax Court Of Canada in Canafric Inc. v. The King

Developing new recipes qualifies for Scientific Research and Experimental Development credits, explains David J Rotfleisch, when you make frozen pies
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CPA Standoff: Ontario government sticks to sidelines in governance dispute

In the dispute between provincial and national accounting bodies, politicians say CPA Ontario's regulatory legislation is unaffected by key disagreements in the rift
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CRA routinely disallows parking expense claims, even for life-threatening illnesses

It is not the Tax Court's job to provide equitable relief, David Rotflesich explains, as the Income Tax Act provides a bright-line test for medical expense tax credits
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Are CRA publications clear and easy to understand? Can Canadian taxpayers trust their information?

Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch explains why taxpayers should not necessarily trust CRA publications such as folios, bulletins and circulars
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2023 Canadian Accounting Hall of Fame inductees includes forensic accountant Al Rosen, prominent critic of profession

Founders of the Profession category includes critic of international financial reporting standards, cannabis company accounting, audit scandals and more
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Government of Canada releases package of proposed domestic and international tax legislation

The tax team at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP review August's draft tax legislation released by the Department of Finance for public consultation