Fix the following through the Voluntary
A taxpayer who makes a voluntary disclosure or tax amnesty Canada application...
To qualify under the program, you must initiate the voluntary disclosure or Canada tax amnesty application. If CRA has begun audit or enforcement action, or has demanded that returns be filed, the disclosure is not considered to be voluntary and full penalties will be applied. A computer generated request for a return may not always disqualify you from benefiting from the program.
The disclosure must generally include tax returns with sufficient detail to allow facts to the verified.
Under the new rules in effect since 2018 payment in full of the estimated taxes owing should be included with the voluntary disclosure application. Alternatively satisfactory payment arrangements may be an option.
Our experienced Canadian tax lawyers will work with you and the CRA collections officer to enter into a suitable payment arrangement or will refer you to a trustee in bankruptcy.
No names disclosures are no longer available under the new rules applicable since 2018.
I did not know that eBay income was taxable, so I did not report it. Then I read about the CRA investigation of eBay and realized that I had a problem. I did some on-line research and found out about the voluntary disclosure program, and I retained the firm of Rotfleisch & Samulovitch as my tax lawyers to represent me. They submitted the tax amnesty application on my behalf, but CRA rejected it for 2 reasons. First, they had sent me a letter about an audit, but I never received it because it went to an old address. Second my bookkeeper made mistakes in the tax returns we submitted to complete the VD. David Rotfleisch, CPA, JD and his team submitted a second level voluntary disclosure review application arguing in detail why CRA was wrong and my voluntary disclosure should be accepted. CRA accepted his arguments and processed the VD with no penalties and reduced interest. If I had originally gone to an accountant I’m sure there would have been a different result. I am delighted with his services and results, and do not hesitate to recommend him.
CRA assessed me for over $140,000 in tax liabilities due to payments from my husband when he had his own taxes owing. My accountant filed a Notice of Objection on my behalf, but CRA wrote back denying my appeal and giving me 30 days to make further submissions. I went to a trustee in bankruptcy to deal with my tax debt and he referred me to a Toronto tax lawyer, David Rotfleisch. David reviewed my file and said that the accountant did not make the proper legal arguments. He and his team submitted a detailed 13 page submission to the appeals officer. CRA accepted the arguments made on my behalf and eliminated all of my taxes owing. I could not be happier with the result and recommend David to anyone with tax problems.
My professional accounting practice consists of individuals and small to large business clients. I'm a Chartered Public Accountant, Certified General Accountant, Certified Public Accountant in the U.S.A. and a member in the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the U.K. My clients are often in need of a Canadian tax or business lawyer either to carry out tax planning to reduce taxes owing or to dispute CRA assessments. I have been working with David Rotfleisch for more than 5 years and he is my only choice for legal tax assistance. He is effective, responsive and very committed to solving my client's tax issues. I would not consider going to another tax lawyer for assistance.