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Case Commentary: Persaud v The King – When can you claim tax deductions (including medical bills) for dependants?

Tax residence is key, says Canadian tax accountant and lawyer David J Rotfleisch, to claiming…

Canadian crypto tax cheats beware: the CRA is on the hunt

According to a report from the National Post, the Canada Revenue Agency is currently looking to collect…

CRA Collects $54 Million in Undeclared Crypto Transactions

The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) has tightened its inspection against tax evasion through cryptocurrencies. CRA…

Canada Revenue Agency Targets $39.5 Million From Crypto Tax Evaders

Amid these efforts, veteran tax lawyer David Rotfleisch criticizes the CRA’s current measures as merely…

Drop in the bucket’: CRA targets millions in unpaid crypto taxes, investigating hundreds of traders

A veteran tax lawyer and cryptocurrency specialist David Rotfleisch says the agency needs to do…

Tax Court Of Canada rejects CRA’s attempt to apply gross-negligence penalties in statute-barred years

Still, the CRA bears the burden of proving that the taxpayer committed fraud or made…

Feds to propose funding for CRA real estate audits in 2024 budget

Ottawa said it is targeting tax fraud in the housing sector. David Rotfleisch, tax lawyer…

CRA’s focus on real-estate audits paying off

David Rotfleisch, tax lawyer with Rotfleisch & Samulovitch Professional Corp. in Toronto, also acts for…

More than $55M has been lost to investment scams in Toronto over the last 9 months. Is ‘pig butchering’ making it worse?

David Rotfleisch, a tax lawyer in Toronto, said he’s met with more than a dozen prospective…

More than $55M has been lost to investment scams in Toronto over the last 9 months. Is ‘pig butchering’ making it worse?

This latest iteration of scam has proven a problem in Toronto and across the globe.…

Canadian Short-Term Rental Owners Face Hefty Tax When Converting to Lengthier Leases

One Canadian tax expert acknowledges the tax could discourage the return of long-term rentals from…

Canadian Toy Couch Maker Faces Hefty Tariffs After Onshoring Production

Business lawyer David Rotfleisch emphasizes the complexity of tariff classifications, noting that such wrong assessments…

Don’t miss out on these more obscure tax deductions

Northern residents’ deductions: “The cost of living in the North is high,” says David Rotfleisch, a…

This business owner brought most of her manufacturing home from China — and feels punished for it

It's not unusual for businesses to be caught in the complicated web of tariffs, according…

How international athletes are taxed in Canada: Toronto Maple Leafs’ captain John Tavares embroiled in tax litigation with CRA

But Tavares' headline-breaking appeal to the Tax Court of Canada in January 2024 piqued not only the…

‘I’m struggling’: Repayments of COVID-19 benefits leaving some Torontonians with little to spare

Toronto tax lawyer David Rotfleisch said he’s seeing, on average, about two to three people…

What to do when the CRA refuses taxpayer relief

Tax accountant and lawyer David J Rotfleisch explains how a corporate director won relief from…

How to handle cryptocurrency on tax returns

“[Cryptocurrency] is very much an evolving technology — evolving almost on a daily basis —…

How CRA taxes crowdfunding in Canada

Canadian tax lawyer David Rotfleisch explains CRA’s tax policy on 4 crowdfunding models: 1) remuneration-based…

Director held personally liable for unremitted and uncollected GST/HST — due diligence defence judged insufficient

Case commentary from Canadian tax accountant and lawyer David J Rotfleisch on the Tax Court…

Case Commentary: CRA violates procedural fairness for CERB/CRB claims

Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch examines the Federal Court decision in Cameron…

Ontario corporation disputes handling of Voluntary Disclosures Program

Our office was approached to represent an Ontario corporation after its request for penalty and…

Made a mistake on your tax return? Here’s how to change your Canadian tax return through the tax objections process

Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch explains the legal history behind the tax…

Made A Mistake On Your Tax Return? Here’s How To Change Your Canadian Tax Return Through The Tax Objections Process

Canadian courts have long recognized a taxpayer's right to object to a tax assessment reflecting…

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…

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…

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…

Canada Revenue Agency claws back $458 million in CEWs wage subsidies from COVID-19 pandemic following audits

The Canada Revenue Agency has revealed that $458 million in funds distributed to employers through…

Canada: Canada Revenue Agency Claws Back $458 Million In CEWs Wage Subsidies From COVID-19 Pandemic Following Audits

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has revealed that $458 million in funds distributed to employers…

Taxpayers must articulate reasons for not responding to questions in motions in Tax Court

Richard Quigley v The King outlines the appropriate questions and responses during the discovery stage, explains…

Federal tax rules punishing farmers with other jobs, judge says

A federal judge lamented having to deny hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax deductions…

Tax obligations for foreign home buyers In Canada: Bakhtiari v British Columbia

Can a refugee avoid paying the foreign buyer’s tax on human rights grounds under the…

CRA’s 10% interest rate on overdue tax raises risks

Proposed legislation extends reassessment period.. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is charging higher interest rates…

Clarification needed on CRA’s power to assume facts and law in tax litigation, says lawyer

David Rotfleisch is a certified tax law specialist and founder at Rotfleisch & Samulovitch in…

Canadian taxpayers, beware: The CRA gets away with defective pleadings during tax litigation

Yet in practice, the CRA's pleadings often mistakenly identify legal conclusions and statements of mixed…

Multimillionaire calls CRA negligent, wants $4.8M tax bill thrown out

The CRA does indeed have to send a notice of assessment or reassessment — within required…

Are hybrid sales of private businesses still a viable tax planning tool for business owners?

David J Rotfleisch explores whether the Foix decision by the FCA radically undermines the tax…

Canadian Tax Lawyer David Rotfleisch on How to Obtain (Exceptionally Rare and Discretionary) Tax Remission Order for Your Tax Debt, Tax Penalties, and Tax Interest

The Canadian Income Tax Act includes provisions that are meticulously drafted and precisely structured to…

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…

David Rotfleisch on Tax Obligations in Canada for Unreported Income from NFTs: Analyzing the Holy Rock NFT Creators’ Prosecution in Israel

In March 2023, the Israeli Tax Authority made an announcement regarding the apprehension of two…

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,…

This Activity Could Put You Offside of TFSA Rules

While there is no definitive criteria or threshold to establish what investment activities constitute ‘regular…

Benefits of paperless processing for taxpayers: Lessons for CRA from the IRS

Canadian taxpayers will benefit if the CRA follows the IRS in the paperless processing of…

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…

Standards of tax statutes and tax caselaw must be respected in reply from CRA to taxpayers

The Hillcore Financial decision by the Tax Court Of Canada shows the importance of crafting…

Tax settlement in Canadian tax litigation: Challenges for Canadian taxpayers

Canada's courts say a CRA settlement must be principled and not a compromise, explains Canadian…

CRA to introduce new automatic tax filing system as many Canadians miss out on benefits

THE Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is set to pilot a new automatic tax filing system…

10 fun facts about taxes in Canada

1.  Canada collects more than twice as much personal tax than it does in corporate…

Updated GAAR guidance could boost reporting under expanded mandatory disclosure rules

Toronto tax lawyer David Rotfleisch said advisors and promoters who err on the side of…

Lawyer-client confidentiality may fail to protect end-product tax documents, says FCA

The question, however, is whether legal privilege also applies to a document that implements, or…

Audio

Why have you put off filing your taxes?

CBC radio host Amanda Pfeffer asks tax lawyer and chartered accountant David Rotfleisch to analyze…

“Fight Back with Libby Znaimer,” Zoomer Radio

David Rotfleisch and Toronto Councillor Stephen Holyday discuss interest and penalties on late payments to the…

Canadian Tax Lawyer Calls on the Government to Extend the Tax Deadline on Zoomer Radio

Canadian tax lawyer David Rotfleisch was recently featured on Zoomer radio, along with other tax…

What does carbon pricing mean for you?

Prime Minister Trudeau announced on Tuesday the Liberals' federal carbon tax and rebate plan to…

Is the CRA treating you fairly?

The Auditor General says how you're treated by CRA depends on where you live and…

Are the feds coming for your lottery winnings?

Reports suggest the Canada Revenue Agency is looking at taxing your poker winnings. Tax expert…

Television

“Talking Tax – Segment 3: The tax man is very aware of cryptocurrency: Tax lawyer David Rotfleisch” BNN Bloomberg

David Rotfleisch, founder and senior tax lawyer at Rotfleisch & Samulovitch, goes over tax issues…

“Talking Tax – Segment 2: Tax Tips with David Rotfleisch, managing partner at Rotfleisch & Samulovitch” BNN Bloomberg

David Rotfleisch, managing partner at Rotfleisch & Samulovitch, shares his tax tips with viewers. Watch…

“Talking Tax – Segment 1: Talking Tax with David Rotfleisch, managing partner at Rotfleisch & Samulovitch” BNN Bloomberg

David Rotfleisch, managing partner at Rotfleisch & Samulovitch, answers viewers' questions. Watch this segment by…

Canadian Tax Lawyer Shares Insights on Cryptocurrency Taxation on BNNBloomberg.ca

Canadian tax lawyer David Rotfleisch, founder and senior tax lawyer of Rotfleisch & Samulovitch PC,…

Toronto Tax Lawyer Answers Tax-Related Questions on BNNBloomberg.ca

Toronto tax lawyer David Rotfleisch, founder and senior tax lawyer of Rotfleisch & Samulovitch PC,…

Toronto Tax Expert Shares Tax Tips on BNNBloomberg.ca

Toronto-based tax expert David Rotfleisch, founder and senior tax lawyer at Rotfleisch & Samulovitch PC,…

Canadian Tax Lawyer Featured on CityNews Video Report on CERB Repayments

Canadian tax lawyer David Rotfleisch was featured in a video news report on CityNews ("Self-employed…

Toronto Tax Expert Talks About CERB Repayments in Video Interview on BNNBloomberg.ca

Toronto tax expert David Rotfleisch offered his take on CERB (Canada Emergency Response Benefit) repayments…

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Tax Audits in Ontario

There are over 350,000 tax audit and review actions conducted by the Canada Revenue Agency on a yearly basis. Around 15,000 of these tax audits deal with “cash only” businesses (i.e. the underground economy). Additionally, an estimated 35,000 are tax shelter audits.

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