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Unfiled HST/GST

By Adam / November 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Unfiled HST/GST

If you operate a business, whether you are a small business or a large corporation, you must file your HST/GST returns.  If you have unfiled  HST/GST returns you will run into issues with the CRA, and also incur impending interest charges, steep fines and penalties.   Unfiled HST/GST returns should not be taken lightly.  Consult an…

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Being Audited?

By Adam / June 26, 2017 / Comments Off on Being Audited?

An audit is the CRA’s way to confirm the truthfulness of the tax return filed. CRA auditors will demand books and records and often a meeting as a way to confirm the return. Not all of these requests are appropriate and we have successfully challenged them in the past. As lawyers, we also provide a…

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Objecting to an Amount of Tax

By Adam / June 21, 2017 / Comments Off on Objecting to an Amount of Tax

If the CRA believes you owe more tax it will send you a Notice of Reassessment. It is very important that you file a Notice of Objection on time and to the right office (if you disagree about owing the tax). More importantly, the Notice of Objection must deal with all of the legal and…

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Unfiled Tax Returns or Missing Information

By Adam / June 21, 2017 / Comments Off on Unfiled Tax Returns or Missing Information

Canadians that have unfiled tax returns or information missing on a filed return often cannot sleep at night. The consequences of either of these situations can lead to large financial penalties or criminal charges. Fortunately, there are ways to come clean with the CRA. It is important that this process be handled by a lawyer…

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Litigation in Court

By Adam / June 15, 2017 / Comments Off on Litigation in Court

Tax disputes are heard in the Tax Court of Canada. The process prior to actual Court time is useful to move a matter closer to settlement or prepare for a Court hearing. Drache Aptowitzer LLP lawyers have a tradition of success in both areas. Court rules often require that the taxpayer be represented by a…

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Difficult Situations

By Adam / June 14, 2017 / Comments Off on Difficult Situations

Sometimes Canadians are left owing large amounts of tax due to circumstances beyond their control. These reasons are sometimes due to illness or natural disaster. The Canadian system is not without compassion and there is a specific CRA process by which these circumstances can be discussed. Experienced counsel at Drache Aptowitzer LLP can guide you…

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