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Are You Being Audited or Afraid You Might Be?

Afraid of being audited, and interested in learning how to avoid a tax audit?

If the CRA is auditing you, contact us and we can help you avoid certain tax traps causing hundreds of taxpayers to pay more to the taxman than is required.

Who is at risk?

The CRA generally isn’t interested in employees who are T4d.; this income is easily verifiable.  Audits more frequently occur to the small business owners who are claiming business expenses.

Are you being audited or have you received an assessment from an audit?

If an auditor has assessed you, or if the CRA does not agree with what you have claimed on your tax return, it is important for you to know your rights.  You have rights throughout the audit process and we can help you along the way.  From prevention of an auditors assessment all the way through to the appeals stage, we have the experience needed to get you through with the tax you rightfully deserve to pay, no more.

Have you received a post-audit proposal letter or assessment?

If you have received one of these letters, then the clock has started ticking.  Generally, you have 30 days to respond to the auditor, and 90 days to file an appeal from the date of the assessment.  Do not ignore these time lines, as adverse consequences will follow.  Have a professional assist you.

The audit dates and time line to fight audit determinations are time sensitive! Do not ignore a notice of assessment or notice from the CRA giving you a deadline.  Contact us to see how we can help you.

Audit time line and waiver of rights?

Generally the CRA must audit a tax year within 3 years of the original notice of assessment.  Beware of signing a waiver that allows the CRA to audit outside of this period.  If you are provided with a waiver of objection rights from an auditor, do not sign this without speaking with us.

Tips and Tricks:

Do not fall into the trap of thinking that the auditor is your friend and sharing with them the details of that trip you took to Hawaii.  This is a sure fire way for the auditor to attribute extra income to you.  They want to trick you into feeling comfortable and sharing more information than is necessary for the audit.  No one deserves the stress of being interviewed during an audit.  Let us remove you the auditor tricks from the equation and allow us to handle your audit for you.