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Canadian audit watchdog CPAB bans American accounting firm BF Borgers

The Canadian Public Accountability Board closed 2023 as it had begun — with an enforcement action against an American public accounting firm
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When is it worth challenging the CRA's defective Tax Court pleadings?

Tax accountant and lawyer David J Rotfleisch reconciles the Federal Court Of Appeal's decisions in the similar but different Preston and Adboss cases
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A Canadian tax lawyer explains why the ATIP process is critical to preparing for tax disputes with CRA

An Access to Information or Personal Information (ATIP) request can be a double-edged sword despite its importance to resolving tax matters
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Tax complexities in dealing with the death of a spouse: ODSP and child benefits

Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch looks at the concept of ghost income in a win for the taxpayer in O'Brien v. The King
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Canada Revenue Agency claws back $458 million in CEWs wage subsidies from COVID-19 pandemic following audits

The CRA found cases of aggressive non-compliance among claimants using third parties for application preparation, explains Canadian tax lawyer David J Rotfleisch
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Canadian taxpayers must respond to CRA about assessments, reassessments, confirmations by the deadline

In Oliveira v. The King, the Tax Court was primarily concerned with the timeliness of the application, explains Canadian tax accountant and lawyer David J Rotfleisch
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Expansion of the mandatory disclosure rules in the context of ordinary commercial and routine tax planning transactions

Greg Farano of Gardiner Roberts LLP on the new MDRs, broad enough at first to apply to ordinary commercial and routine tax planning transactions
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Canadian accounting firm Manning Elliott sanctioned by US audit watchdog for not disclosing CPAB censure

BC auditor was barred earlier this year by the Canadian Public Accountability Board from accepting new high- and medium-risk reporting issuer clients
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Taxpayers must articulate reasons for not responding to questions in motions in Tax Court

Quigley v The King outlines the appropriate questions and responses during the discovery stage, explains tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch
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Layoffs at Big Four accounting firm PwC Canada face media scrutiny over severance

Confirmation this week of layoffs at Big Four Canadian accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers followed PwC staff reductions in the UK and Australia
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November News Roundup, 23-11: Australian lessons, CEWS clawbacks and more Canadian accounting news

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past month in Canadian accounting news
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Navigating CSQM 1: Monitoring and Remediation Process, Strengthening Performance

In part two of a two-part series, Kirsten S. Albo of ASK KSA Consulting explores the benefit of the CSQM 1 monitoring and remediation process