Getting to Know the Taxpayer Relief Program

When it comes to the Canada Revenue Agency and your income tax responsibilities as a Canadian, it continues to astound us how many myths exist with regard to the system and how it works. Unfortunately, far too many Canadians operate under the assumption that tax...

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Tax Court Appeals – Informal vs. General Procedure

In Canada, if you are issued a Notice of Assessment, and disagree with the outcome of the Canada Revenue Agency’s assessment, you have the right to file an objection stating your reasons for disagreeing. If the Canada Revenue Agency’s decision regarding your objection...

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Tax Shelter Problems? How to Get Relief

Many of us do it; make charitable donations throughout the year in order to receive deductions on our income taxes. This has long been a viable way to help reduce the amount of tax you pay – and it usually helps out those on the receiving end of the donation. However,...

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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...

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5 Tips for a Headache-free Tax Audit

It has happened. That thing that you never thought would happen to you. It is stressful and time consuming and a downright pain. What are talking about? The dreaded tax audit. If you’re in this situation, wondering how this happened and what to do about it, don’t...

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Offshore Tax Evasion – Are You at Risk?

While many still deal with the repercussions of the Panama Papers scandal, it is no surprise that offshore tax evasion continues to make reoccurring appearances in the media. If you are involved in any form of offshore tax shelter, often considered tax evasion by the...

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Tax Debt: Settling with the CRA

So you’ve received your assessment back from the Canada Revenue Agency. Unfortunately, unlike last year’s return where you received a nice little refund, this year you are staring a tax debt in the face. Ignoring it, hoping the CRA will forget about it, may seem like...

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