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Ombudsman Not Protecting Rights of Taxpayers (originally on Lawyer’s Daily)

Dale Barrett - Managing Partner of Barrett Tax Law This article was originally published by The Lawyer’s Daily, part of LexisNexis Canada Inc. Although not an actual law as it is in the United States, the Taxpayer “Bill of Rights” sets out sixteen rights, eight of which are within the mandate of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman’s office. In particular, the Ombudsman is charged with “upholding” the…

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Gross Negligence Penalties

Income Tax Act Subsection 163(2), 163(3) If you, knowingly or under circumstances amounting to gross negligence, made a false statement or omission on your tax returns, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) may charge you with a penalty. The penalty is equal to the greater of: $100; and 50% of the understated tax and/or the overstated credits related to the false statement or omission. However, if…

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Video Library

Tax Crimes [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lywRIa_Lrq0[/embed]   Wage Garnishees, Property Liens & Asset Seizures [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXqPItYN-JI[/embed]   Taxpayer Relief [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t51Qa-9ysC0[/embed] Offshore Accounts [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0WahojWtvA[/embed]   Tax Court https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UscuZ7CkniI     Collections https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6tm3-HowoE     Voluntary Disclosure Program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYZCG6J1QbU   Accountant Alliance Program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gINzouGpq00 Audits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5FYjHk2RhQ   Challenging Unfair Assessments [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdOEByzmBns[/embed]

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The CRA is Financially Destroying Victims of Tax Scams

The Canada Revenue Agency is financially destroying victims of tax scams through the imposition of gross negligence penalties! You may have fallen victim to a tax scam, or perhaps one of your family members, friends or co-workers has been victimized.  After a wave of tax scams over the last number of years, thousands of victims across Canada find that they have been assessed “Gross Negligence…

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Interest and Penalty Relief

Are Interest & Penalties Crushing You? You May Qualify for Taxpayer Relief if: Penalties / Interest Arose due to Extraordinary Circumstances Actions of the CRA caused your Interest / Penalties You Suffer from Financial Hardship Call 1-866-278-8424 to speak with a Tax Lawyer who specializes in Taxpayer Relief, or CLICK HERE TO BOOK A CONSULTATION WITH A TAX LAWYER   What circumstances may spare you…

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Tax Debt Negotiation & Payment Plans

Have a Significant Tax Debt You Cannot Pay? Barrett Tax Law Can: Keep the Collectors at Bay Arrange a Fair and Reasonable Payment Plan Stop Wage Garnishees Unfreeze Your Bank Account Help Prevent the CRA from Shutting Down your Business Reduce Interest and Penalties through the Taxpayer Relief program Help Restore your Cash Flow We have helped thousands of other Canadians get their CRA debt…

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Where can I find the taxpayer relief CRA tax form?

Form RC4288, Request for Taxpayer Relief, can be found at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/rc4288/README.html . The information provided above does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such, since it has been written with a limited picture of the situation. In order to obtain proper legal advice, a lawyer must be aware of all of the details of your particular case. If in doubt, please obtain…

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What is “taxpayer relief” and how can I qualify?

The Canada Revenue Agency’s Taxpayer Relief Provisions gives the Minister of National Revenue the ability to eliminate or reduce interest and penalty charges to a tax bill as well as to return or decrease the amount owed on ones tax bill (beyond the typical three-year time period one normally has to make such an adjustment). In addition, the Minister has the power to accept late…

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Where do I send form RC4288, Request for Taxpayer Relief?

Form RC4288, Request for Taxpayer Relief, must be sent to a Canada Revenue Agency Tax Centre, and the exact tax services office depends on where the taxpayer resides. For taxpayers serviced by a tax services office in British Columbia, the Yukon, and Regina, the mailing address where Form RC4288 must be sent to is as follows: Canada Revenue Agency Tax Centre 9755 King George Boulevard…

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Is there a penalty for a late tax filing – i.e. filing after the tax deadline?

The Canada Revenue Agency does apply a penalty for filing your tax return after the deadline if you owe taxes. The penalty is equivalent to 5% of the total balance owing in addition to 1% of the total balance owing for each month that the tax return is late up to a limit of 12 months. If within the past three tax years the CRA…

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