HazloLaw’s Dean Blachford Featured on CAPITAL Magazine

The Ottawa Board of Trade has featured Dean Blachford, tax dispute resolution and litigation lawyer with HazloLaw – Business Lawyers, on page 32 of its spring edition of CAPITAL Magazine. The article was written pre-COVID-19, but Dean’s advice is as relevant and sage now as it was then. To view the article, click here and [...]

By |2020-06-15T09:21:33-04:00June 15, 2020|Dean Blachford, News|

How to Avoid and Refute CRA Gross Negligence Penalties

Dean Blachford, Tax Litigation Lawyer Alexander Krush, Articling Student What are Gross Negligence Penalties? When the CRA conducts an audit and believes that the taxpayer intentionally under-reported their taxes, they will assess the taxpayer a gross negligence penalty. The financial impact of these penalties can be staggering. For income tax, the gross negligence penalty equals [...]

By |2020-04-09T13:48:56-04:00April 9, 2020|Articles, Dean Blachford, Tax Litigation, Uncategorised|

When Making Business Decisions in Response to COVID-19, Factor in CRA’s Collections Powers

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners are having to make incredibly difficult decisions about how they allocate their precious financial resources. In order that business owners can make informed decisions that are in the best long-term interest of themselves and their families, it is critical that they fully understand the extent of [...]

By |2020-04-01T16:06:54-04:00April 1, 2020|Articles, Dean Blachford, Tax Litigation|

The Voluntary Disclosure Program: What You Need to Know

The Voluntary Disclosure Program (“VDP”) allows taxpayers to disclose incomplete or inaccurate information regarding their previous income tax filings in exchange for relief from criminal prosecution, penalties and interest. While the taxpayer is still left paying the tax, they can save significant amounts of penalties and interest, while relieving themselves of the stress of being [...]

By |2020-07-22T09:55:49-04:00February 19, 2020|Articles, Dean Blachford|

HazloLaw’s Dean Blachford Hosts CPA Ottawa’s 2020 Tax Update

On February 6, 2020, Dean Blachford, Tax Disputes Resolution and Litigation Lawyer of HazloLaw-Business Lawyers, hosted and moderated the annual CPA Ottawa's 2020 Tax Update panel. The CPA Ottawa’s Annual Tax Update has become a trusted source of information and trending issues in the field. HazloLaw–Business Lawyers was proud to support CPA Ottawa with its [...]

By |2020-02-11T11:43:28-05:00February 11, 2020|Dean Blachford, News|