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.
I am a bankruptcy trustee and have known David for a number of years and worked professionally on a number of matters with him and have even hired him for tax advice on personal matters. I am happy to report that I rarely meet someone with such a powerful combination of both up to date technical knowledge and practical street sense. David gives answers , to the point and and answers which have immediate practical use - what more could you ask for?
I consider David Rotfleisch, a Toronto tax lawyer, to be my mentor, and turn to him for advice in complex situations. I'm a tax and business lawyer with my own practice in Hamilton. Whenever I have a new or complex situation I ask David for his assistance. He is always willing to listen and to help and provides me with invaluable practical and technical advice.