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The Fine Line That Separates Winning & Losing a Tax Dispute

We are entrepreneurs and tax lawyers and, therefore, we think we know a little bit about building a business. We are very aware that building a successful business is all-consuming. It is not easy to lead – and sometimes drag –…more
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Gaining a Competitive Advantage in Tax Appeals: Using Risk & Decision Analysis to Effectively Manage Tax Disputes and Win Better Results

Tax appeals are highly complex and uncertain. It requires tax lawyers to make decisions based on unknown information and uncertain events. It is impossible to guarantee results or eliminate risk. However,…more
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Cut down on amount of time spent on searches

Originally published by The Lawyers Weekly. Lawyers face this low-signal-to-noise conundrum each time they build a case. They want both—access to large amounts of information and to minimize time spent sifting through…more
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How the CRA Will Uncover Your Offshore Assets and What You Should Do About It

In the past, financial secrecy was common. The world has changed. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (the “OECD”) Tax Evasion Initiatives and the Canada Revenue Agency’s (“CRA”) audit power will…more
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CRA likely to impose more adviser penalties in light of SCC decision

Originally published on Legal Feeds. A Supreme Court of Canada ruling that administrative monetary penalties don't offend constitutional rights because they are not criminal in nature could open the doors to greater use by…more
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The Canada Revenue Agecny Fishes Up a Boot - Deficient Pleadings & Improper Advantages in Tax Litigation

In Tax Court of Canada appeals, the pleadings are the most important documents that the parties file. The Appellant (taxpayer) is required to file a Notice of Appeal, and the Respondent Minister of National Revenue (the "CRA")…more
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"Earn it before you spend it" - Instead of a splashy office, keep it simple and professional when starting out

Originally published by The Lawyers Weekly. Many lawyers in recent years have decided to take on the challenge of launching their own practice. They might be new graduates entering the profession who are unable to find jobs…more
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Decision bolsters Sommerer

Originally published by The Lawyers Weekly. The Federal Court of Appeal has recently made it clear that the decision in Canada v. Sommerer (2012] FCA 207 is correct and subsection 75(2) of the Income Tax Act does not apply to…more
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Tax Court hits CRA with $575,00 costs award

Originally published by The Bottom Line. The Tax Court of Canada has ruled the allowable limits provision of the TCC tariff is not definitive and judges have the discretion to exceed amounts set out in it…more
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Decision reining in taxman's penalties cheered

Originally published by The Bottom Line. In a potentially precedent-setting case, the Tax Court of Canada has determined that the often “harsh” penalties imposed on taxpayers who misreport income in two out of four years…more
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CCPC Status: De Jure Control and the Role of the Unanimous Shareholders' Agreement Addressed in Bagtech

The Income Tax Act (“ITA”) provides various tax advantages to corporations that qualify as Canadian-Controlled Private Corporations (“CCPC”). Subsection 125(7) of the ITA provides that a corporation will be a CCPC if it is…more
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You're not a big firm, so don't act like one

Originally published by The Lawyers Weekly. Fuelled by necessity as big law shrinks, or a desire to buck the demanding corporate culture, lawyers are branching out on their own, establishing small firms or solo operations…more
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The Canada Revenue Agency’s Collection Department & Paying Tax Debts in Dispute

The Canada Revenue Agency’s (“CRA”) Audit, Objection, Appeals and Collection Departments are separate, but related, departments. The nature of our tax dispute and tax litigation practice requires that we simultaneously manage…more
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Our Top 10 Tips to Resolve Your Tax Matter & Reduce Your Legal Fees

We want to deliver great results and provide cost-effective legal services. In order to meet these goals, we need to work together. We understand that you expect us to competently, professionally and relentlessly represent your…more
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Decision Clarifies Use of Trust Attribution Rule

The Tax Court of Canada in October last year released its reasons for judgment in Brent Kern Family Trust v. Canada [2013] T.C.J. No. 286. The case was the TCC's first opportunity to review and apply the Federal Court of Appeals…more
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