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Communications between a taxpayer and his accountant are not subject to privilege

Communications between a taxpayer and his accountant are not subject to privilege and can be seized by the authorities including the Canada Revenue Agency. However communications made and materials prepared by accountants are privileged when the accountant is the client’s agent for the purpose of obtaining legal advice.

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