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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Lack of Sophistication May Not Get You Off the Hook With CRA

Vancouver Tax Audit Services: the CRA’s Negligence Penalty The CTV news show W5 aired an episode on February 9, 2014 called Punitive Penalties about a program named the Fiscal Arbitrators where 1804 Canadian taxpayers paid thousands of dollars to be part of what they thought was a legal tax scheme. The scheme did not end well as the participating taxpayers were

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