It is Reassess First, Ask Questions Later Era at CRA

There is a trend taking place in the last twelve months.  The number of CRA reviews that I am dealing with have increased noticeably.  Many of these reviews are not for an earth shattering amount of GST or income taxes being reviewed.  They are what I would call random audits to see if the taxpayers randomly chosen are being honest

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Why a Real General Ledger is the First Line of Defense During a CRA Tax Audit

Many mature businesses have endured this at least once during their life time – a CRA tax audit.  Most businesses survive an audit with no issue.  This happens when the business has an adequate set of financial records that is easy for the CRA auditor to examine.  So what makes up an adequate set of financial records. First of all,

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Canadian Income Tax Penalties: Repeated Failure to Report Income

Penalties and interest charges are the most common tools the CRA uses to enforce compliance with the Canadian Income Tax Act. ‘Compliance’ refers to filing the tax and information returns in their entirety and on time. When a taxpayer (a person or a corporation) files late, there are late filing penalties on unpaid balances. There is another serious penalty in

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