Tax disputes generally begin with an audit by a CRA Officer. These officers typically demand all of your books and records, and an opportunity to speak with and question you about these records. More often than not, Auditors are pleasant people pursuing their task aggressively. You may easily be lulled into a false sense of security by their friendly manner. It is important to remember that these Auditors have a job to do and are not there to be your friend. Moreover, their claims as to your responsibilities to meet with them may be overstated.
It is crucial that taxpayers are represented by able counsel during the audit phase. Not only can an audit lead to tax, interest, and penalties but it could also lead to criminal charges. Drache Aptowitzer LLP lawyers have represented taxpayers at the audit stage for many years. We have deep experience in ensuring that taxpayers are not misled by Auditors who wish to quickly clear your file from their desk. Our legal team can ensure your rights are protected while resolving disputes as quickly as possible.