What do I do if the CRA is being unreasonable?

In tax disputes, the burden of proof is on the taxpayer. This means, that it’s you that must prove that your position is correct. The CRA does not have to prove that their reassessment is correct. This entitles CRA employees to make assumptions and, in some instances, emboldens them to behave unreasonably. The best antidote [...]

By |2019-05-03T02:41:53-04:00May 3, 2019||

When should I call a tax dispute resolution and litigation lawyer? (What if I already have an accountant assisting me?)

If you’ve clicked on this question, the answer is probably “now”. There’s no downside to making the call. Plus, one of the keys to succeeding in a tax dispute is developing, at the outset, a winning-argument and then sticking to that argument throughout the entirety of the dispute. Often, the most damning evidence we have [...]

By |2019-05-03T02:40:30-04:00May 3, 2019||

What are the typical steps in a tax dispute?

A typical tax dispute begins with the CRA conducting an audit. If the CRA does not agree with the amount of tax that you initially reported owing, they will issue you a Notice of Reassessment. Once the CRA has issued the Notice of Reassessment (and before the time deadline), you can file a Notice of [...]

By |2019-05-03T02:39:10-04:00May 3, 2019||

What is a Notice of Reassessment?

A Notice of Reassessment (“NoR”) is very different from a Notice of Assessment (“NoA”). When you file your tax return, the CRA will process your return and issue you a NoA, usually within two to eight weeks. The NoA typically confirms the amount of tax that you owe based on what you reported in your [...]

By |2019-09-13T04:55:19-04:00May 3, 2019||