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Carrick Talks Money: What if I haven’t filed a tax return for years?

Canada Revenue Agency’s voluntary disclosure program allows delinquent taxpayers to “come in from the cold.” You won’t be charged penalties and you will not be prosecuted. Plus, you may get a reduction in interest for the amount of tax owing. To take advantage of this, you must first file the Voluntary Disclosure Form, and then file the delinquent tax returns.

Carrick Talks Money: What Can I do about a Wrongful or Unfair Tax Assessment?

If you have been wrongly or unfairly assessed, in other words CRA believes you owe more tax, you have 90 days to file a Notice of Objection. “Don’t wait, and jump right on it,” says David Rotfleisch. Plus, other tips for a tax appeal.

Carrick Talks Money: I’ve been hiding money from CRA – how do I come clean?

If you’ve been hiding money from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), or just not declaring all the money you make to CRA, David Rotfleisch outlines the proactive steps to take. It’s called voluntary disclosure.

Panama Papers: Spotlight on the wealthy, powerful - Toronto Tax Lawyer Comment

A leak of 11.5 million documents from a Panama-based law firm offers a glimpse into the shadowy world where the rich and powerful hide their money, raising sharp questions about the use of shell companies that obscure the identities of their true owners.

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CRA Plans 'Lifestyle Audits' in Vancouver as Part of Real Estate Probe - Newstalk 1010

‘Lifestyle audits’ are audits where CRA looks into why it is that you are making very little money and yet living in a mansion, driving an expensive car, and taking trips around the world. Sometimes, the wealthy buy homes for their children. Other times, real estate is frequently used to launder the proceeds of crime.

Big Crack-Down by CRA on The Underground Economy- Newstalk 1010

“The three areas they are focused on are: construction, retail sales and food service (restaurants, food trucks),” says David Rotfleisch to Barb DiGiulio on The Night Side. CRA is getting creative about people who are unregistered builders. CRA also looks at municipal building permits, to see if builders are properly registered and paying taxes. Lastly, they are actively data-mining social media for irregularities, such as builders who claim to not have much business but post a photo of their new Bentley on Facebook.

The Night Side - Interview with David Rotfleisch

Barb DiGiulio, host of “The Night Side” on Newstalk 1010, Toronto’s largest talk radio station, talks with David Rotfleisch about what the Panama Papers searchable database (unveiled on Monday, May 9, 2016) means to 625 Canadians who have offshore accounts and to Canada Revenue Agency that is investigating these accounts. “It is becoming socially unacceptable for people to not pay their fair share of taxes,” says Rotfleisch.

The Night Side - Interview with David Rotfleisch

The 2016 tax deadline is almost here. David Rotfleisch answers listeners’ tax questions on “The Night Side,” with Barb DiGiulio on Newstalk 1010.

The Night Side - Interview with David Rotfleisch

As we approach the tax deadline, we talk all things taxes with David Rotfleisch, Tax Lawyer and Chartered Accountant.

The Night Side - Interview with David Rotfleisch

We talk to David Rotfleisch, Founding Lawyer/Owner at Rotfleisch and Samulovitch and Chartered Accountant about a report that Uber will be audited after the CRA took the ride-share company to court, to force it to open its books.

The Night Side - Year End Tax Planning

We talk to David Rotfleisch, Founding Lawyer/Owner at Rotfleisch and Samulovitch and Chartered Accountant about how you can save taxes with the help of year end tax planning.

David on The Night Side

We talk to David Rotfleisch, Founding Lawyer/Owner at Rotfleisch and Samulovitch and Chartered Accountant about taxes! We talk expenses you can write-off as a small business owner, should you lease or finance your vehicle, and more!

Tax Information for the incapacitated and their Substitute Decision Makers

Listen to David J. Rotfleisch in an exclusive podcast for caregivingmatters discussing incapacity and substitute decision makers. He clarifies that incapacity does not affect income tax filing and record keeping requirements.

David on The Night Side

NEWSTALK 1010

Introduced by radio host Barb DeGiulio on her nightly show “The Night Side,” as the man who ‘makes tax fun,’ is tax lawyer and chartered accountant who answered listeners tax questions for 90 minutes. There were several questions on TFSAs, what to do if you get audited, and collection tactics of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

NEWSTALK 1010 : Interview with David Rotfleisch

Here's the low-down on this year’s tax changes and things to know about filing your taxes online with David Rotfleisch, Tax Lawyer and Chartered Accountant.

NEWSTALK 1010 : Rotfleisch - 20150209


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How to avoid tax traps: A guide for condo flippers

What does Canada Revenue Agency say about reporting revenue from condos? Here’s an easy guide for condo flippers to prevent problems with the Canadian Tax Man.

Tax evasion schemes land “De-taxers” in jail

When “de-taxers” use best business practices such as franchising and friends and family of multi-level marketing (MLM) techniques, you know that even fringe thinkers are watching and learning from the likes of “Dragon’s Den” and “Shark Tank.”Read more

CRA Targeting Unregistered, Small-Town Contractors In Tax Evasion Crackdown

The Canada Revenue Agency’s continuing campaign against the underground economy has come to roost in small-town Canada,Read more

Eight Things That Can Trigger a Tax Audit by CRA

“Help! I’m being audited,” are dreaded words uttered by Canadians. They are especially dreaded by business owners because an audit means extra work and extra accounting costs.Read more

Big changes in tax return can increase chances of audit: experts

Even if people have done nothing wrong, there is little that can compare with the dread that an audit by the Canada Revenue Agency can cause.Read more

Big changes in tax return can increase chances of audit: experts

Even if people have done nothing wrong, there is little that can compare with the dread that an audit by the Canada Revenue Agency can cause.Read more

Big changes in tax return can increase chances of audit: experts

Even if people have done nothing wrong, there is little that can compare with the dread that an audit by the Canada Revenue Agency can cause.Read more

Big changes in tax return can increase chances of audit: experts

Even if people have done nothing wrong, there is little that can compare with the dread that an audit by the Canada Revenue Agency can cause.Read more

Biggest mistakes people make on their income tax returns

There are lots of common mistakes people make when filing their taxes. One of the most common is, people who forget to declare offshore pensions.Read more

CRA targeting online income

Income from all business sources is taxable in Canada.There is no difference in the tax treatment of rental income from Airbnb or salesRead more

“Top 10” Early Tax Planning Tips for 2016

While tax season for calendar 2015 is just around the corner, the best time to influence your tax position for calendar 2016 is: right now. Here are the “Top 10” early tax planning tips for 2016 to help reduce your tax, contribute to your RRSP, help out family members, and also support your favourite charities.Read more

Judges affirm that Canada Revenue Agency has ‘duty of care’ to taxpayers

Two appellate court rulings confirm that the Canada Revenue Agency is not at liberty to intimidate and threaten taxpayers and must take appropriate care in how it treats them.Read more

Focus: Law Firms Miss Advantage of Professional Corporations

Since 2001, incorporation for law firms has been a possibility. Despite its advantages, only a relatively small proportion of law firms that could benefit from incorporation have in fact done so.Read more

Taxing changes

Looming changes to the Income Tax Act introduce a “whole new world” to the future of estate planning in Canada, and the additional tax cost could be $10,000 to $20,000 per year for each trust, estimates David J. Rotfleisch.Read more

CRA says you can claim medical marijuana on your taxes

The Canada Revenue Agency has confirmed that it will allow the costs of medical marijuana purchased from a licensed producer as a medical expense despite the fact that the Income Tax Act does not as yet recognize the enabling legislation.Read more

CRA’s non-existent $4-billion tax loss

The headlines last month claiming that Canada Revenue Agency wrote off at least $4 billion in debts in the last two years may not tell the full, or an accurate, story.Read more

Offshore Bank Secrecy is Dead

Large recent fines on banks have spooked othere major banks into imposing strict compliance requirements on their customers holding offshore accounts.

Rulings on CRA general duty of care a positive development

The Canada Revenue Agency has historically had a wide prerogative in its interactions with Canadian taxpayers.Read more


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