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FINTRAC’s 2009 Annual Report

For Canadians, our privacy is invaded to a point of sillyness. This is not about terrorism, this is all about money.

The soltution to CRA tax problems, is causing Canadians to become non residents

The soltution to CRA tax problems, is causing Canadians to become non residents

Festivus for the rest of us

We are near Christmas and it is the festivities time of the season

Phantom Income Strikes Again on Exercising Stock Options

In the never ending attack on the wealth of Canaians, now CRA wants witholding tax based on employees exercising their stock options

Open letter to visitor to our web: Rant on CRA

This is an open letter to visitor to our web: Rant on CRA

CRA loses a big one in Provincial Criminal Court. VooDoo Accounting Fails the CRA

CRA loses a big one in Provincial Criminal Court. VooDoo Accounting Fails the CRA.

An anatomy of a court case … Another win in court for Tax Audit Solutions

Review of the John Wiens Court case Or “An anatomy of a court case This was written for information and understanding of what to expect in tax court

Farming losses can now be taken against primary income

The following article is a good news story for business owners who also operate farms that may lose money.

The CRA Audit Machine. Why you need the protection of audit ready books

Why you need the protection of audit ready books

CRA trys to reinvent the meaning of the term “Principle Place of Business.”

This was a long drawn out battle on behalf of the taxpayer, but in the end justice prevails and Tax Audit Solutions wins in Tax Court.

CRA trys to reinvent the meaning of the term “Principle Place of Business.”

This was a long drawn out battle on behalf of the taxpayer, but in the end justice prevails and Tax Audit Solutions wins in Tax Court.

W5 exposes how CRA has disdain for even their own rules.

W5 has again brought more CRA abuse to light.

There are more than 10 ways to avoid an audit!

Are you afraid of a tax audit? If not, then you are either audit ready or have never been through the stress and huge cost of an audit.

About dealing with CRA… sometimes there is justice

About dealing with CRA… sometimes there is justice.

Reducing income tax is good for business and for total tax collected

In the good old days, prior to world war II there was no income tax and there was a period of prosperity

Canada Revenue Agency letter campaign

CRA is sending out another 29,000 letters to Canadians in the next two months

CRA Collections Department is the New Super Collection Agency

CRA has new training programs and videos teaching collections officers how to collect the maximum amount of money possible

CRA is the biggest reason for the huge drop in charitable giving

CRA’s relentless attach on donors, looking for reasons to disallow taxpayers tax credits from charitable donations is backfiring

Offshore Spousal Trust folds in tax court

The concept of using offshore as a way to legally avoid taxes is an open invitation to a journey of fighting CRA and then going to tax court

CRA includes usury in its bag of abusive tricks

CRA includes usury in its bag of abusive tricks

Facebook Profiles Now Being Subpoenaed In Tax Court Cases

What you publish on Facebook can and will be used against you by CRA and in Court.

Trusts are not trustworthy as a tax strategy

Trusts are not trustworthy as a tax strategy

Jeopardy Case, CRA loses

A case CRA lost

CRA gets fined $200,000 for inappropriate demand for information

As time goes on, more and more judges are slamming CRA for bad behaviour.Looks good to me.

Offshore Tax Evader Advisors, get Government Protection, if they have friends in high places

Offshore Tax Evader Advisors, get Government Protection, if they have friends in high places

CRA is getting tougher on Sole Proprietor Audits

The Canada Revenue Agency is getting aggressive about taking additional steps to check on whether sole proprietors are hiding sources of income during field audits.

Watch Out! The CRA Wants All Your QuickBooks Files

The CRA is rolling out a new audit program. CRA auditors will be armed with Quickbooks 2010 available to look at, and request, full Quickbooks files.

Bankruptcy, Insurance, beneficiaries and taxes.

In this case, the trustee and BMO Nesbit Burns Inc. Were likely wrong in attacking proceeds of insurance as belonging to the bankrupt person.

CRA is agressive in collecting money but negligent in paying out

CRA is agressive in collecting money but negligent in paying out

CRA has double standards on independent contractors

CRA has double standards on independent contractors

CRA reinvents the meaning of the word “travel.”

CRA reinvents the meaning of the word “travel.”

SR&D Scientific Research and Development Tax Credit can create tax problems if you are not audit ready

SR&D Scientific Research and Development Tax Credit can create tax problems if you are not audit ready

Businesses are required by law to verify that a supplier’s GST number is valid

Businesses are required by law to verify that a supplier’s GST number is valid.

Accountants who were also promoters of the Mislead Charitable Donation schemes may now be in serious financial trouble

Accountants who were also promoters of the Mislead Charitable Donation schemes may now be in serious financial trouble

CRA Code of Ethics and Conduct

The following document is what CRA is supposed to follow

CRA Always on the lookout to grab taxes where you least expect it

CRA Always on the lookout to grab taxes where you least expect it

Corporations are not entitled to refunds if they file 3 years or more late

Here is a great article by my favorite writer on taxes

The Critical Info on Statute Barred Years

Statute Barred Years Important Information 3 Year Rule

Flat Tax or Simplified Tax

The tax system in Canada is a way to complicated

Avoid the transferring of property tax trap

Here is an interesting article written by Charles Rotenberg, Counsel Doris Law Office - Avoid the transferring of property tax trap.

“CRA versus the People of Canada

“CRA versus the People of Canada

Charge against pro-lifer stayed

Charge against pro-lifer stayed

Royal Bank Teams Up With CRA Collections

Royal Bank Teams Up With CRA Collections.

Help, What to do about; CRA Collections is ruining Canadian Businesses

When your tax debt is turned over to CRA Collections Department, that is when your problems really begin.

CRA Behaviour is under attack… Canadians are getting outraged

CRA Behaviour is under attack… Canadians are getting outraged.

Defense against Tax Penalties using due diligence under common law

Defense against Tax Penalties using due diligence under common law

Rental Expenses, paying your children

Rental Expenses, paying your children

CRA Audits run wild in Canada and they are no random event

CRA Audits run wild in Canada and they are no random event

Home Reno Tax Credit and Networth Assessment Results are a Tax Problem

Home Reno Tax Credit and Networth Assessment Results are a Tax Problem

CRA Auditor Interview. Critical to watch for all Canadians

CRA Auditor Interview. Critical to watch for all Canadians

HST explained and get your books audit ready

HST explained and get your books audit ready

Capital Losses or Business Losses. Business Income or Capital Gain.

Capital Losses or Business Losses? Business Income or Capital Gain?

Death and Taxes

Death and Taxes

CRA Horror Story about Gary Henessey

CRA Horror Story about Gary Henessey

HST is mostly good for business

HST is mostly good for business

Hilarious CRA Behavior

Hilarious CRA Behavior

David Little versus The CRA Goliath,

David Little versus The CRA Goliath,

CRA not always right

CRA not always right

HST And the Spin Doctors

HST And the Spin Doctors

“Hallmark” regime proposed to crack down on aggressive tax planning

“Hallmark” regime proposed to crack down on aggressive tax planning

HST is a new home buyer’s tax problem. We now live in a new tax world

HST is a new home buyer’s tax problem. We now live in a new tax world

Can you be your own employee? CRA says so… hmmmm

Can you be your own employee? CRA says so… hmmmm

CRA Service Complaints to Ombudsman

CRA Service Complaints to Ombudsman

A good clarification as to GAAR

A good clarification as to GAAR

Sometimes CRA is right about taxable benefits

Sometimes CRA is right about taxable benefits

CRA loses about Disability Payments being taxable income

CRA loses about Disability Payments being taxable income

CRA Abuse runs rampant!

CRA Abuse runs rampant!

Insurance holding investments can be a complicated unkindness

Insurance holding investments can be a complicated unkindness

Taxman’s skewed appraisals add up to abuse

Taxman’s skewed appraisals add up to abuse

CRA gets some heat from abusing the Canadian Tax Payers

CRA gets some heat from abusing the Canadian Tax Payers

What is a TaxRep (Tax Representative)

What is a TaxRep (Tax Representative) ?

Who to pick to help you solve serious tax problems

Who to pick to help you solve serious tax problems

Can you claim a swimming pool as a medical or business expense?

Can you claim a swimming pool as a medical or business expense?

Get up to date on what you need to do about the transition to HST

Get up to date on what you need to do about the transition to HST

Tax preparer found guilty of tax evasion

This is a very interesting case of an ingenious tax fraud scheme, where the tax preparer and the taxpayers all got caught.

CRA Distraint; Search and Seizure

Here is important information to keep in mind if the TaxMan comes to your door.

Tax preparer found guilty of tax evasion

Tax preparer found guilty of tax evasion

TaxMan drives TaxPayer Crazy. TaxPayer flies plane into TaxMan’s Offices

TaxMan drives TaxPayer Crazy. TaxPayer flies plane into TaxMan’s Offices

Jail Time for David Little, an interesting attention getter

Jail Time for David Little, an interesting attention getter

Top court rejects anti-abortion crusader’s tax case

Top court rejects anti-abortion crusader’s tax case

CRA seems to have no conscience

This is not one of our cases, but it is a terrible injustice Audit Horror Story

Complexity can be a potential tax problem

Complexity can be a potential tax problem

In times of CRA Tax Crisis

TAX CRISIS MANAGEMENT

CRA Runs Scare Tactics, to cash in on Voluntary Disclosures

While one has to point out that while this scare mongering results are true, it is also true that there are often much better approaches than there are to run to the tax amnesty slaughter house

Beware the CRA attacks

January had hit the world with a renewed assault by CRA on Canadians across this land.

What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? It is all about paying Taxes!

Taxes are punishment for doing things right. Making money is a right thing to do. Taxes punish you for rightdoing.

Request for info on what happened with the Smith Maneurver

Request for info on what happened with the Smith Maneurver

We enter the year 2010 knowing the following there will be more audits

What you need to know about Tax Audits for the New Year 2010

The most common tax traps to watch out for

The most common tax traps

The ever growing invasion into the rights of Canadians

The ever growing invasion into the rights of Canadians

Happy Sales Tax to you! HST is now the law both Federally and Provincially

Happy Sales Tax to you! HST is now the law both Federally and Provincially

HST is good, but there is still lots of bad.

HST is good, but there is still lots of bad.

CRA does a huge tax grab on Tax Free Savings Accounts

CRA does a huge tax grab on Tax Free Savings Accounts

How CRA ruins people with tax problems.

How CRA ruins people with tax problems.

CRA Injustice Creates Tax On Income that never exisited. Only deemed to be income

CRA Injustice Creates Tax On Income that never exisited. Only deemed to be income

Canadians have reason to second guess donations as a “safe – Do good things & tax strategy.”

Canadians have reason to second guess donations as a “safe – Do good things & tax strategy.”

Dealing with a tax-search warrant

Dealing with a tax-search warrant

CRA Scare Tactics are working

CRA Scare Tactics are working

CRA goes into competition with with the banks

CRA goes into competition with with the banks.

If you are being audited; Read This First!

If you are being audited; Read This First!

CRA CONTINUES TO SCARE CANADIANS INTO A VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE

CRA CONTINUES TO SCARE CANADIANS INTO A VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE

Taking losses on rental property may be an invitation to an audit

Taking losses on rental property may be an invitation to an audit

Take a close look at the Voluntary Disclosure vs UBS and see the propaganda

Take a close look at the Voluntary Disclosure vs UBS and see the propaganda

Year End Tax Planning

Year End Tax Planning

Why the Income Tax Act is failing us

Why the Income Tax Act is failing us

Regarding the HST and how things shake down for investments

Regarding the HST and how things shake down for investments

Bookkeeping goes to court…. businesses need to be “Audit Ready”

Bookkeeping goes to court…. businesses need to be “Audit Ready”

CRA versus the Cartoonist, Tax Problem Abuse by CRA backfires

CRA versus the Cartoonist, Tax Problem Abuse by CRA backfires

Are you being audited? Read this before calling anyone else but Tax Audit Solutions!

Are you being audited? Read this before calling anyone else but Tax Audit Solutions!

CRA is evading truth about Swiss Banking

CRA is evading truth about Swiss Banking

CRA’s Scare Press Releases send us messages

CRA’s Scare Press Releases send us messages

Updates on class action law suit about CRA Abuse and the Tax Man Documentary

Updates on class action law suit about CRA Abuse and the Tax Man Documentary

CRA is getting more and more tarnished in the eyes of Canadians

CRA is getting more and more tarnished in the eyes of Canadians

Mandatory Internet Filing for T2 Returns for Corporations with over 1 Million Gross Revenue

Mandatory Internet Filing for T2 Returns for Corporations with over 1 Million Gross Revenue

The Real Side of Voluntary Disclosures. (The Tax Amnesty Program)

The Real Side of Voluntary Disclosures. (The Tax Amnesty Program)

CRA does gross negligance

CRA does gross negligance

The Best Tax Solution Savings Accounts

This is the best article I have seen on Tax Free Savings Accounts.

We have entered a new tax crisis, for Canadians. Canadians need to take action now

We have entered a new tax crisis, for Canadians. Canadians need to take action now

Condos make a good home, but as an investment, it is questionable

Condos make a good home, but as an investment, it is questionable

About Turning your Hobby into a Business?

About Turning your Hobby into a Business?

Cash for gold not necessarily exempt from tax

Cash for gold not necessarily exempt from tax

Tax Problems with CRA and Possible Solutions to GST Collections

Tax Problems with CRA and Possible Solutions to GST Collections

Get ready for 1,500 new HST tax collectors in 2010

Get ready for 1,500 new HST tax collectors in 2010

Audit Ready Bookkeeping is a requirement if you intend to sell a business

If you are buying or selling a business, you need to consider audit ready accounting.

ebay sellers…. being hunted down by CRA…. they need a good strategy to avoid serious problems

ebay sellers…. being hunted down by CRA…. they need a good strategy to avoid serious problems.

GST/RST to HST is going to be a nightmare of bookkeeping

GST/RST to HST is going to be a nightmare of bookkeeping

CRA caught misinterpreting the law, again

CRA caught misinterpreting the law, again

CRA foiled in Tax Grab

CRA foiled in Tax Grab

Big Brother will cause a lot of tax problems for Canadians… example of what we are up against

Big Brother will cause a lot of tax problems for Canadians… example of what we are up against

Commission Sales people are treated unfairly by CRA… Taxes are about revenue, and not about fairness!

Commission Sales people are treated unfairly by CRA… Taxes are about revenue, and not about fairness!

FEDERAL TAX: “Individuals and Businesses Can Now Pay Their Taxes Online”-Jean-Pierre Blackburn

FEDERAL TAX: “Individuals and Businesses Can Now Pay Their Taxes Online”-Jean-Pierre Blackburn

Welcome to the Registered Disability Savings Plan.

Welcome to the Registered Disability Savings Plan.

UBS is somewhat of a false alarm…. but it is working to scare tax evaders

UBS is somewhat of a false alarm…. but it is working to scare tax evaders

Lottery winnings could now be taxable. Only in Canada? You say

Lottery winnings could now be taxable. Only in Canada? You say

CRA’s approach to friendly touch and feel neighborhood visits

CRA’s approach to friendly touch and feel neighborhood visits

An Extreme Example of CRA tax problem unfairness

An Extreme Example of CRA tax problem unfairness

eBay sellers…. watch out for round two…

eBay sellers…. watch out for round two…

Understanding ABIL (Allowable Business Investment Losses)

Understanding ABIL (Allowable Business Investment Losses)

Pay up and shut up or pay up and beg

Pay up and shut up or pay up and beg

HST is here to stay and that is a good thing

HST is here to stay and that is a good thing

On medicle and protection fees

On medicle and protection fees

Voluntary Disclosure may not be what you think it is.

Voluntary Disclosure may not be what you think it is.

New Accounting Standards coming

New Accounting Standards coming

Tax Problems are on the increase

Tax Problems are on the increase

Report on the CRA Problems Ombudsman

Report on the CRA Problems Ombudsman

CRA has to consider other laws than just Tax Laws!

CRA has to consider other laws than just Tax Laws!

Tax Court of Canada recognizes true residency for Trusts

Tax Court of Canada recognizes true residency for Trusts

Momentum grows for fighting CRA abuse

Momentum grows for fighting CRA abuse

CRA conceals tax FRAUD by their own employess

CRA conceals tax FRAUD by their own employess

A whold bunch of Canadians about to get hit with $98,000 Tax Liabilities

A whold bunch of Canadians about to get hit with $98,000 Tax Liabilities

An Important MLM Tax Court Case. Are product purchases tax deductible?

An Important MLM Tax Court Case. Are product purchases tax deductible?

Extremely Important Judgement to Read and Understand

Extremely Important Judgement to Read and Understand

Medical Expenses as a Charter Argument

Medical Expenses as a Charter Argument

Banyan Tree Class A 5.5 million class action claim

Banyan Tree Class A 5.5 million class action claim

Much needed definations in Income Tax

Much needed definations in Income Tax

Norton Versus the Queen, Chariy Schemes fail one after the other

Norton Versus the Queen, Chariy Schemes fail one after the other

Arguing that you don’t have to pay tax loses again

Arguing that you don’t have to pay tax loses again

CRA loses on Stripper Case. It was gifts and not income

CRA loses on Stripper Case. It was gifts and not income

eBay Power Users Beware. CRA is watching you and you are now on a CRA list

eBay Power Users Beware. CRA is watching you and you are now on a CRA list

The History of taxes in Canada Past to Present Lunacy

The History of taxes in Canada Past to Present Lunacy

You really need to have good advice on Employment Expenses, at the beginning of the year

You really need to have good advice on Employment Expenses, at the beginning of the year

Interesting issue around ‘Gross Negligence’ and CRA errors

Interesting issue around ‘Gross Negligence’ and CRA errors

GAAR takes a beating

GAAR takes a beating

Legal fees are deductible in the year you get results in respect to your situation

Legal fees are deductible in the year you get results in respect to your situation

CRA can err, but courts are not bound by CRA errors

CRA can err, but courts are not bound by CRA errors

Federal Court of Appeal confirms late applications can be accepted. (By Wayne Tunny of KPMG)

Federal Court of Appeal confirms late applications can be accepted. (By Wayne Tunny of KPMG)

Unfair Taxation on Stock Uptions. Pnantom Income!

Unfair Taxation on Stock Uptions. Pnantom Income!

Federal tax collector can’t take money and run: Top court, Canwest News Service April 23, 2009 10:01 AM

Federal tax collector can’t take money and run: Top court, Canwest News Service April 23, 2009 10:01 AM

Canada Revenue Agency’s loss of records a Million Dollar mistake, by Kathy Tomlinson

Canada Revenue Agency’s loss of records a Million Dollar mistake, by Kathy Tomlinson

Some great last minute tax advice by James Daw of the Toronto Star

There is still time to squeeze the most tax savings out of your 2008 tax return.

CRA Fairness Provisions not necessarily fair. By the Canadian Press

Tax breaks for Canadians inconsistent: audit

Tax Tips For Spouses in Canada

Often CRA will audit unsuspecting couples and find a source of funds for Canada Revenue Agency.

Tax agents rebuked, $1.3 million awarded to man who was target of raid

Government agencies have been ignoring the Charter of Rights and invading privacy, behaving in high handed and arbitrary fashions

CRA Does not like the public knowing about TOMS…

CRA Does not like the public knowing about TOMS…

The Smith Manoeuvre and the Singleton Shuffle bite the Dust

The Smith Manoeuvre and the Singleton Shuffle bite the Dust.

Get Ready For An Increased CRA Tax Attack

There are 2,400 tax auditors in the GTA. The tax collectors want your money.

CRA chases offshore wealth

CRA chases offshore wealth

Deleware is offshore to Canadians, and vulnerable to CRA attacks

Deleware is offshore to Canadians, and vulnerable to CRA attacks

New Corporate Single Tax Return started in the 2008 Taxation Year.

New Corporate Single Tax Return started in the 2008 Taxation Year.

Ottawa takes flak over tax scandal

Ottawa takes flak over tax scandal

CRA takes a beating from the Hells Angels

CRA takes a beating from the Hells Angels.

Rant about CRA and the Animal Kingdom

This is how I see the Analogy of the Animial Tax Kingdom

Canada’s senior judges want 10% raise, citing workload

Canada’s senior judges want 10% raise, citing workload

CRA Abuse of employess working in a family business.

CRA Abuse of employess working in a family business.

HOW DOES THE TFSA RELATE TO THE REAL WORLD?

HOW DOES THE TFSA RELATE TO THE REAL WORLD?

Interest deductions on investments

Interest deductions on investments

Another Tax Deferral program hits the dust!

Another Tax Deferral program hits the dust!

Should You Incorporate?

Should You Incorporate?
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