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Preliminary hearing in May for former CRA worker accused of privacy breach

A Greater Sudbury man police say is a member of the Bacchus Motorcycle Club will have his preliminary hearing on breach of trust charges in May. Christopher Casola, 46, is facing 11 charges, including breach of trust and weapons offences. He was charged in April. Police said at the time that a lengthy criminal investigation […]

Monday, January 9th, 2017 | ACCOUNTING


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Canada Revenue Agency’s landlord stashed money in offshore tax havens

The federal government agency tasked with cracking down on offshore tax avoidance rents its offices from a corporate group that has moved hundreds of millions of dollars into tax havens. Three Canada Revenue Agency offices — in Calgary, Edmonton and Montreal — were sold in 2007 in a controversial sale and leaseback arrangement to Larco […]

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 | ACCOUNTING ECONOMY TAXATION


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CRA must toughen up voluntary disclosure for tax cheats, panel says

The Canada Revenue Agency needs to toughen up the program that offers advantageous deals to tax cheats, especially in cases where large amounts of income were not declared through deliberate schemes, a federally appointed committee says. In a report released Thursday, the Offshore Compliance Advisory Committee called for a series of changes to the Voluntary […]

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 | ACCOUNTING TAXATION


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AUDITOR GENERAL REPORT ON CRA APPEALS HANDLING

Once again national news outlets are reporting that the Canada Revenue Agency has been excoriated by the another Auditor General’s Report. This report, it would seem, is the final level of accountability for the bureaucrats who operate the Canada Revenue Agency

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 | ACCOUNTING ECONOMY TAXATION


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THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM

“YOU’RE not a Capitalist”, the words rang out across the kitchen table, breaking the silence and nervous ticking of an old clock. “You’re a walking contradiction.

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 | ACCOUNTING REAL ESTATE TAXATION


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HAPPY 100th ISSUE GST NEWS!

The Canada Revenue Agency recently published the 100th edition of its Excise and GST/HST News. It has been published every three months beginning when GST new back in January of 1991.

Thursday, November 24th, 2016 | ACCOUNTING TAXATION


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RBC hikes some fixed mortgage rates as bond yields spike

Increases to mortgage rates come as no surprise, make sure you have revised your budgets and planning for 2017.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 | ACCOUNTING ECONOMY REAL ESTATE


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$21 trillion on the table as Trudeau sits down today to woo the world’s most powerful investors

Foreign investment, if allocated correctly, will be a significant benefit to the Canadian economy.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 | ACCOUNTING BUSINESS ECONOMY STARTUPS TAXATION


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MO’ MONEY, MO’ PROBLEMS: CROWDFUNDING

As hard as it is to believe that tax and hip-hop could exist in the same sentence, the lyric’s from The Notorious B.I.G.’s hit single Mo Money Mo Problems could not ring truer with regards to startups and the different techniques used to raise cash.

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 | ACCOUNTING ECONOMY STARTUPS TAXATION TECHNOLOGY


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A Summer of Discontent for CRA

One of the big stories of the year locally has been the red-hot real estate market that suddenly recoiled after the provincial government made a simple change in legislation. It worked so well that it will probably boost re-electability of the current Liberal government. It is a perfect example of how a change in tax […]

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 | ACCOUNTING BUSINESS REAL ESTATE TAXATION


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