On a daily basis, Dean works closely with accountants at each step of the tax dispute process and uses his technical skills and creative, out-of-the-box thinking to resolve disputes as favourably as possible for the taxpayer and, whenever possible, to stop tax problems before they arise. This means looking at all ways of resolving a potential or live tax problem and using all of the tools available to tax professionals.
Dean regularly works with clients ranging in scope from individuals to large businesses, with a focus on the owner-manager, who benefit most from practical, value-driven advice. Typical issues include rejected expenses and deductions, late filing penalties, undeclared sales and income, unfavourable characterization of income and director’s liability. Dean takes the position that every set of circumstances is as unique and nuanced as its solution.
Prior to joining the Firm, Dean has served as a lawyer for the judges of the Tax Court of Canada and is familiar with what is required to successfully appeal a tax assessment.
For more information on tax disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency, visit our Firm’s informational website www.TaxDisputeCRA.ca