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Charitable Donation Programs

Posted By: David M. Piccolo on December 19, 2010 at 12:38:12 in All , News

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Charitable Donation Programs On December 10, 2010, the Financial Post published an article about the charitable donation program industry.  The article examined the industry in general and specifically discussed the...

Dec

Swarbrick and Medvedev

Posted By: David M. Piccolo on December 10, 2010 at 11:00:01 in All , Case Comments

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Swarbrick and Medvedev Every week the Tax Court of Canada (TCC) hands down decisions in tax cases.  Often you will hear that “you can’t win at tax court” from a...

Dec

Another Record Year for VDP

Posted By: David M. Piccolo on December 4, 2010 at 10:04:40 in All , News

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Another Record Year for VDP According to figures from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), 2010 has been a record year for the Voluntary Disclosure Program. In the 2009-2010 fiscal year,...

Nov

Objection Rules May Change

Posted By: David M. Piccolo on November 25, 2010 at 10:02:10 in All , News

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Objection Rules May Change In an article published in the November 23, 2010 edition of the Toronto Star, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty pledged to widen the ability of a taxpayer to...

Nov

Credit Suisse Appeals Order

Posted By: David M. Piccolo on November 24, 2010 at 10:01:20 in All , News

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Credit Suisse Appeals Order As reported in the November 22, 2010 Globe and Mail, Swiss Bank Credit Suisse is appealing an order to disclose information on unnamed taxpayers to the Federal...

Nov

Ombudsman Wants Explanations

Posted By: David M. Piccolo on November 5, 2010 at 10:00:46 in All , News

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Ombudsman Wants Explanations The Taxpayer’s Ombudsman recently released a report entitled “The Right To Know” in which he condemned the CRA’s practice of not always fully explaining the decisions of the...

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