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Blogs tagged with notice of objection

Notice of Objection: Your Chance to Appeal

The tax filing deadline is behind us and that means that your Notice of Assessment is probably going to arrive shortly (if you haven’t already received it). If you have, but believe that it is incorrect, you may want to consider filing a Notice of Objection with the Canada Revenue…

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Still Waiting? The Problem with the Notice of Objection Process

Often the Canada Revenue Agency comes across as a rather strict, omnipresent entity that regular Canadians have no access to. When an assessment is received, most accept without question what is contained within, not realizing that avenues do exist for some relief. However, it is important to understand that, if…

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CRA Tax Audit Issues – Auditing the Auditors

The government has come under fire this week after Michael Ferguson, the federal auditor general, released his findings following the conclusion of an audit of the Canada Revenue Agency. According to his audit, CRA auditors are taking far too long to resolve issues relating to objections and reassessments. Canadians are…

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Extending the deadline to file a CRA Notice of Objection

A CRA Notice of Objection is a way to indicate to the Canada Revenue Agency that you disagree with the Agency’s assessment of your tax return. A CRA Notice of Objection is filed after you receive your notice of assessment. You can begin the formal objection process by filing a…

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Notice of Objection Procedures and Deadlines

Do you think the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) treats you fairly? No? Well according to the CRA, all taxpayers are entitled to fair treatment. In fact, this right to fair treatment is enshrined in the “Taxpayer Bill of Rights”. One of the best things you can do if you feel…

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Dispute with CRA? To Object or Not Object – That is the Question

So you’ve been audited by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and received a reassessment on your income tax and/or GST/HST returns. You may have even been hit with gross negligence penalties. What do you do? How do you fight the reassessment? Is there any hope?  Yes! You can protect your…

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Can I Object to a Tax Assessment Based on the Tax Return I Filed Myself?

The idea of objecting to CRA’s Tax Assessment based on the return that you filed yourself sounds strange doesn’t it? You provided the information, so then why would you have a reason to object to the return? When you file your return, CRA may have some other information on their…

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Charity Tax Scheme Objection 101 – What You Can Do if an Objection Has Been Held in Abeyance Forever

In recent years those who have participated in “creative” charity schemes (whether they realized it or not) have come under major scrutiny by CRA. CRA has been systematically auditing and re-assessing taxpayers in this regard over the past 8-10 years and penalties under these circumstances are severe. If CRA audits…

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